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It was a pleasure to participate in Camp Jeevan, a local community youth camp, hosted by the local South Asian Sikh youth in Fresno, California. South Asian Mental Health Alliance was invited to speak at the camp on child and youth mental health, parenting, and the intersection of mental health recovery and faith.
It was a pleasure to attend the South Asian Community consultation on July 17th with Minister for Mental Health & Addictions, Judy Darcy. The Ministry invited SAMHAA founder Kulpreet Singh and former SAMHAA chair of the board of directors, Sukhdeep Jassar, currently at Fraser Health, as well as various community front-line professionals to the consultation at Surrey Public Library. We look forward to reviewing the report and subsequent plans from the Ministry on bringing much needed improvements and reinforcements to mental health care in BC, and appreciate the opportunity to provide our input in the process.
It was a pleasure to present a workshop at the Surrey Teachers Association 2018 Convention on May 4th. Along with Tasha Nijjar, Bhupinder Mattoo, and Radhika Khosla, SAMHAA’s Kulpreet Singh hosted a workshop on South Asian mental health, which featured discussions on clinical understanding of mental health, cultural context, toxic masculinity, and intergenerational trauma. Thank you to all of the teachers who attended!
Check us out in the January/February 2017 issue of Desi Today Magazine, in which we talk about mental health #advocacy in the South Asian community and how to combat stigma through education.