EventsThe World is Bright - Mental Health in Immigrant Communities

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The World is Bright - Mental Health in Immigrant Communities

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Description

When Qian Hui Deng and Xue Mei Li are notified by the Canadian government about their son Shi-Ming's sudden death and burial on Canadian soil, they decide to travel from Beijing to Vancouver to search for answers. The documentary film The World is Bright chronicles the journey of the grieving parents as they navigate a new culture and a complex web of bureaucracy to uncover the truth behind their son's death by suicide.

Join Ying Wang, the film's director, and Anthony Truong Swan, Outreach Director of Story Money Impact, to discuss some of the themes explored in the film, such as the stigma surrounding mental illness, resources available to immigrant families, the dislocation and disconnection arising from global migration, and the importance of culture competence in mental health care.

A link and password to view the film The World is Bright will be sent to all registrants one week before the event, and again three days before the event, and the morning of the event. Please watch the film at your convenience, and then join us at this session. The program will be repeated in Mandarin on October 29.

If you register after 12 p.m. on October 22, please email programs@vpl.ca directly. 

Suitable for:
Adults
Multilingual
Newcomers
Type:
Lectures & Panels
Language:
English

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