The first 2 Bus’ting the Stigma tours were a success thanks to our wonderful partners. La Maison Lucien L’Allier and Les Impatients each hosted 25 Dawson students for a site tour. Together we can bust the stigmas related to mental illness. More tours have been scheduled for February 2017.
Bus’ting the Stigma tours have three main objectives:
• Address the issue of stigma and the ways in which its persistence can directly influence career choices.
• Offer an opportunity for students to explore the field of mental health as an option for field study, internship or career choice.
• Increase bilingual employment opportunities in the field of mental health by collaborating with local partners.
Students in health and social service related programs visit different organizations including clinical and community partners in the field of mental health.