McGill, partners launch Multicultural Mental Health Resource Centre

January 20, 2021
McGill University has partnered with Bell Let’s Talk, The Neuro, and the Lady Davis Institute to launch the Multicultural Mental Health Resource Centre (MMHRC). The MMHRC is an online resource that aims to improve the mental health of people from diverse cultures and backgrounds through making it easier to find resources. It includes practical tools, videos, and information in multiple languages for patients and their families; health care professionals; community organizations; and policy makers, planners, and administrators. “Addressing issues of language, culture, religion and other aspects of diversity, the MMHRC will promote greater equity in mental health care,” said MMHRC lead Dr Laurence Kirmayer, an international researcher in transcultural psychiatry. “Mental health is often viewed differently in different cultures, which requires culturally responsive approaches to meet the needs of those seeking help.” McGill (QC)