Venus OllaVenus Olla of the Student Counselling Centre will deliver a webinar Thursday on “Debunking Myths and Misconceptions around Black Mental Health.”

Presentation to address stigma around Black mental health

In many Black communities, dealing with mental health is still a taboo subject associated with myths, misconceptions, and stigma, says Venus Olla.

A clinical therapist in the Student Counselling Centre, she will break down the barriers to Black mental health in a webinar Feb. 17. Dr. Olla holds a PhD in education and is a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.

Entitled “Debunking Myths and Misconceptions around Black Mental Health,” the workshop aims to explore Black mental health, address the associated stigmas, and provide participants with information and tools to support their mental health needs.

The event is presented by AfroFest, the African diaspora festival, and will run 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday on Microsoft Teams. Register here to receive the link to attend.