TPINFP Episode 15
Mental Health Impacts on Racialized Individuals and Newcomers, with Nabeel Rahman
Anti-racism + Diversity Series: Mike speaks with local Black Lives Matter activists and anti-racism experts in conversations exploring the meaning of true allyship, supporting racialized individuals and organizations in the non-profit sector, and how racism impacts mental well-being. In this episode, Mike connects with Nabeel Rahman, Registered Social Worker and Community Development Specialist at the Town of Oakville, focussed on community resources for visible minority and marginalized communities. Nabeel shares his personal experiences as a young newcomer in Canada and how that shapes his work identifying the barriers immigrants and other racialized individuals face. He speaks to identity crisis and the unique pressures on racialized youth, as well as coping skills to nurture mental well-being. They discuss the mental health impacts of systemic discrimination, giving voice to marginalized folks, and shifting power from institutions to the people.