EventsThe World is Bright – A Panel Discussion to Explore Mental Health in Immigrant Communities

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The World is Bright – A Panel Discussion to Explore Mental Health in Immigrant Communities

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Description

This event is an online panel discussion.

Join the library and our partners in a conversation about mental illness and its impacts on immigrant families, as portrayed in the film The World is Bright.

In the award-winning English & Mandarin documentary The World is Bright, local filmmaker Ying Wang chronicles the journey of the grieving parents of Shi-Ming as they navigate a new culture and a complex bureaucracy to uncover the truth behind their son's death by suicide.

On March 30 from 4:30 to 5:30pm, join the film's director and a panel of experts to discuss themes explored in the film, such as the stigma surrounding mental illness, resources available to immigrant families, the dislocation and disconnection arising from global migration, and the importance of culture competence in mental health care.

  • A link and password to view The World is Bright will be sent to all registrants within four days of signing up. Participants should watch the film in advance of the panel discussion (Runtime: 116 minutes).
  • A Zoom link to attend the one-hour online discussion on March 30th will be sent after 3pm, the day before the discussion.
  • To register after 3pm on March 29, please email
    http://rpl.yourlibrary.ca/account/ask_us.

This event is also being held in Mandarin. To register for the Mandarin language event, please click here.

RICHMOND PUBLIC LIBRARY SINCERELY THANKS ITS PARTNERS FOR HELPING TO MAKE THIS EVENT POSSIBLE:

StoryMoneyImpact, Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, ISSofBC, Richmond Division of Family Practice, Inspirit Foundation, CMHA-BC, S.U.C.C.ES.S.

Your feedback is valued and can help shape future partnership programs like this at the library. An optional online evaluation form from our partner StoryMoneyImpact will be included with the link to the film.




Suitable for:
Adults
Type:
Health
Newcomer Programs
Language:
English

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