05. October 2015 · Comments Off on Omar Dabaghi-Pacheco’s documentary ‘Mental Health on Air’ · Categories: Documentaries · Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Depression and mental illness affect youth regardless of where they live. Youth mental health is an issue often left undiscussed — in Canada and in developing countries like Malawi and Tanzania, where malaria and malnutrition are often treated as more pressing public health concerns.

Journalist Omar Dabaghi-Pacheco took a leave of absence from CBC Ottawa to travel to Tanzania and Malawi and see just how an entertaining radio program can tackle the stigma of mental illness and engage youth in a discussion about depression. His documentary, Mental Health on Air: Healthy minds, resilient communities, will be launched at an event in Ottawa, Oct. 25 at the Kailash Mital Theatre, Carleton University.  Check out the Facebook event for more information and to book your free ticket to the screening.

Here’s the trailer.

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