Knocking Down Stigma and Silence: Mental Health and Substance Misuse in the Black Community

Black to the Future
Description / Summary

This Mental Health and Substance use course has been developed to help address the barriers by providing accurate, peer-reviewed and useful mental health information by way of learning activities that are culturally focused and support knowledge exchange and competence building. An emphasis will be placed on understanding the social determinants of health and exploring these issues from a social justice perspective. You will also explore and examine a variety of perspectives and contextual factors used to unpack other issues and concepts of mental health and substance use. In this course, as you explore these contexts, you will also briefly explore the implications of various models of intervention/approaches to mental health and substance misuse support with/for members of the Black community.