The Schizophrenia Society of Ontario (SSO) is seeking youth with schizophrenia or family members to participate in a survey for a research project to help reduce mental illness stigma. In partnership with the Hispanic Development Council, Across Boundaries, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and CMHA Ontario, the SSO project aims to fill a void. Currently, there is relatively little research done on the experience of mental illness stigma among racialized youth. SSO seeks youth between 16 to 29 years of age who identify as part of the following communities:
- Black/ African/Afro-Caribbean
- Latino Hispanic
- South Asian
- White/ Caucasian
Interviews are kept confidential and can be done in English, Spanish, Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi. There will be a $30 compensation for those who participate. The SSO hopes that findings from this research will lead to the development of targeted anti-stigma initiatives and educational resources for four large ethno-racial communities in Ontario.
For further information, please contact Rahma Kerim at 1-800-449-6367 ext. 259