- Mental Health
- Substance Use
- Healthy Living
Wednesday December 6, 2017
10am - 11am
This webinar focuses on how individuals from Middle Eastern and Farsi-speaking communities may deal with mental health issues and how service providers can help in de-stigmatizing.
As within any society, stigma toward mental illness exists in many Middle Eastern communities. In Middle Eastern communities, however, the concept of aberoo goes beyond stigma; it is a broader and more complex concept that includes the notion of self and a way of thinking that can profoundly affect one’s life. Aberoo can act as a barrier, preventing people from coming forward or accessing the mental health services they need.
In this webinar, Poran Poregbal, MA, RSW, RCC, group therapist, at the Vancouver General Hospital’s Cross Cultural Clinic, discusses the concept of aberoo, its impact on mental illness and mental health treatment and services, and ways that service providers can try to facilitate mental health among newcomer clients experiencing this as a barrier.
This one-hour webinar include a 30-minute presentation by professionals in the settlement, social services or health care field followed by a 30-minute "Q&A" session where audience members are encouraged to ask questions, pose scenarios or contribute comments.
Poran Poregbal, MA, RSW, RCC, group therapist, Cross Cultural Clinic, Vancouver General Hospital