On Wednesday February 17th the Bramalea Community Health Centre in collaboration with the Region of Peel screened the film "The Blind Stigma: Mental Health in the Black Community" for Black History Month in Brampton. The event featured Stacy-Ann Buchanan, a Toronto based actress and filmmaker who documented the lives of five people living with mental health including her own personal story.
The event also included Tashelle McLean who sang the Black National Anthem and artist Nathan Baya who performed his original work for a crowd of more than 70 people. The Canadian Mental Health Association of Peel was present to provide resources to the community.
“The Blind Stigma” film has created a new vision of understanding and acceptance regarding mental health within the Black community.
The filmmaker left the crowd with the message of "You're not alone and that there is help" for people living with mental health.
As the only community health centre for Brampton, BCHC offers a diverse set of healthcare and community health services to the residents of Bramalea and Peel. At Bramalea CHC, it’s not what we do that’s important but it’s how we do it. “Open focused care” is the way we describe our approach. We're "open" because we invite participation from the community and want to ensure access. We're "focused" because we design our services and programs to closely match individual and community needs and preferences. Every day we live our model of “Open Focused Care”, providing high-quality health services and fostering deep connections with the individuals, groups and communities across Bramalea. We help individuals in understanding healthier lives. For information about our programs and services, please visit www.wellfort.ca. Follow us on Twitter via @BramaleaCHC and connect with us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/BramaleaCHC).