Throughout the semester, I’ve focused the majority of my work on mental health, more precisely the stigma that is attached to this topic. I decided to target mental health stigma within four different main groups: Health care providers, youth, workplace and media.
For the stigma surrounding health care providers I compared the treatment and resources that are offered to people affected by mental illness in West African and Québec. In West Africa, mental illness is incredibly neglected, since there are so many other competing priorities, consequently there are a shortage in professionals in... [+] Read more
The article “The Silicon Valley Suicides”, written by Hanna Rosin and posted December 2015 on The Atlantic, investigates the high rate of suicide among teenagers in the city of Palo Alto in particular. The investigation started after a suicide cluster, that is numerous death occurred in close succession and proximity, followed the suicide of Cameron Lee. It later goes on to show the relationship between mental health and academic stress; the stress to get the best... [+] Read more
A lot of stigma is attached to the term “mental health”, somehow when it comes to mental illness, society loses all empathy towards sufferers. However, mental health is as important as physical health and we must stop stigmatizing this disease and stop diminishing the people affected by it. In this article published by CBC News, a filmmaker decided to create The Rise Up Project, where people talk about their mental... [+] Read more