Podcasts

The From Where We Stand: Conversations on Race and Mental Health podcast highlights the experiences of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) communities and their impact on mental health. Launched by the Bell Let’s Talk Diversity Fund, each episode features conversations with guests from different ethnocultural communities in Canada as they share personal stories, the unique barriers they navigate on their wellness journey and the importance of finding culturally affirmative mental health care. So if you want to understand the mental health reality of BIPOC community members, whether you have experienced mental illness or not, there will be something to relate to in each episode.

Hosted by iHeartRadio’s CHUM 104.5 Morning Show Co-Host Jamar McNeil, Your Morning’s Anne-Marie Mediwake and comedian and broadcaster Candy Palmater, each episode will be a safe space to unpack sensitive issues like intergenerational trauma and residential schools, anti-Black racism, first vs second-generation immigrant struggles, men’s mental health among many others. They also explore the similarities and differences between experiences lived by the various BIPOC communities, making such conversations a more inclusive space. The podcast also brings in BIPOC mental health professionals so we better understand the impact of these intersecting life experiences on mental health and the support available. "From Where We Stand: Conversations on Race and Mental Health" is an Original Bell Let’s Talk podcast produced by iHeartRadio.

Episode 3: Men & Mental Health

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Episode 3 looks at the unique barriers men within the BIPOC community may face when it comes to taking care of their mental health. Guests include 20-year old student Shemar Barnett and PhD candidate and mental health advocate, Varun Joshi. Counsellor Khan Bouba-Dalambaye shares his insights into how the idea of resilience and strength in BIPOC communities can sometimes be a trap and a barrier to accessing help.

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Episode 2: Islamophobia and Mental Health

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

In episode 2 we speak with author & mental health advocate Shaimaa Kraba, and the editor-in-chief of Muslim Link, Chelby Daigle, as they share what its like to experience Islamophobia first hand and the toll of these lives experiences on their mental health. You’ll also hear from psychotherapist, Zainib Abdullah, who gives us some context into understanding these traumas and shares resources that listeners can access.

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Episode 1: Making Our Way Home

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

In this episode we hear from immigrants as they share their experiences and the toll it took on their mental health as they dealt with all this and more while making Canada home.

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From Where We Stand: Conversations on Race and Mental Health

Friday, October 1, 2021

This podcast highlights the experiences of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) communities and the impact of race and racism on mental health. Listen to the preview and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.

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