Topic: Mental Health

Dr. Valerie Borum (photo:: photo provided by Dr. Borum) News / Mental Health

Dr. Valerie Borum on the role of race and anti-Black racism on mental health

October 02, 2020 / by Sam Dharmasena (author)

In September, the Public Health Agency of Canada announced an $11.5 million investment in mental health support for Canadians. From this, $4.9 million will go towards the Mental Health of Black Canadians Fund. CJRU spoke with Dr. Valerie Borum, director of Ryerson’s School of Social Work, on the intersection of race and mental health.

“It’s impossible to separate the two. When we look at mental health, race is always a variable in a nation that is dominated by whiteness,” Borum says.

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