October 9, 2021

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Q & A with Myrna Lashley and Eoin Killackey



This year’s theme for World Mental Health day is Mental Health in an Unequal World.

Tune in and listen to our featured podcast as Associate Professor Myrna Lashley joins IEPA President Eoin Killackey to discuss racism, mental health and early intervention.

IEPA, Early Intervention in Mental Health · World Mental Health Day 2021 – Q&A with Myrna Lashley

Dr. Myrna Lashley is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, McGill University as well as an adjunct researcher at the Culture and Mental Health Research Unit of the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research. She was an Associate Dean at John Abbott College. She holds a doctorate in counselling psychology from McGill University and serves as a psychological consultant to institutions, including the juvenile justice system. Her current research interests are in cultural aspects of youth mental health, and cultural aspects of radicalization leading to violence.


You can Follow Myrna on Twitter @myrnalashley


Resources Referred to in the Podcast:

Ben-Cheikh et al., (2021). Historical Scientific Racism and Psychiatric Publications: A Necessary International Anti-racist Code of Ethics https://doi.org/10.1177/07067437211020613





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This project was made possible thanks to a sponsorship from H/Lundbeck A/S. The opinions expressed in these materials do not necessarily reflect those of H.Lundbeck.