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CANADA: Mental Health Awareness Month: Blacks and Police Brutality

A lingering pause at a lesser-known cause of mental illness.

By Yvonne Sam

In Canada, October is recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental health is an essential part of overall physical health and satisfaction.

However, has any degree of real attention been paid on the mental health issues in Blacks associated with police brutality? The data is engrossing and unquestionable. A 2017 report by three independent Montreal- based researchers found that Blacks were four to five times more likely to be stopped by police officers. Another 5 in 10 Blacks said that they or a family member had been stopped. Plainly put that means that if you know two Black people, one of them feels that they have been treated unfairly by the police.            Continue reading

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