Mental Health in the Black Community: “The Blind Stigma” Movie Review

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Have you ever thought about how mental health and mental illness impacts people in the Black community in particular? Mental health advocate Stacy-Ann Buchanan has started a conversation about this very topic with her documentary “The Blind Stigma“.  A few months ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Stacy-Ann at a support group in Scarborough, Ontario. She spoke in depth about her own lived experiences with depression and anxiety and her mental health advocacy work, mentioning her work on the film. I was so inspired by her speech that I immediately ordered a DVD copy of The Blind Stigma. (Seriously. I was on the bus home when I purchased it.) I also included Stacy-Ann in the list of women who I admire for their mental health advocacy in honour of International Women’s Day.  Her story just really stuck with me. So today’s article is the review that I’ve been meaning to write about this…

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