EP1 Simrat Kaur - Mental Health of South Asians
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Simrat Kaur is a psychologist and a new mom to a baby boy. After completing her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Ontario, she completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Irvine. Simrat Kaur has a particular interest in social psychology which is the study of the behaviour of individuals in their social and cultural setting. Join us as we discuss her experiences as a psychologist and focus on the importance of understanding mental health and how culture affects one’s view. In particular, we’ll talk about the stigma attached to mental health and therapy in the South Asian and Punjabi Sikh communities.  

*** If you or anyone you know is in a crisis or may be having thoughts of suicide, please contact Crisis Services Canada or call 1-833-456-4566.  If you are in the US, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or call at 1-800-273-8255.

Relevant links

Family Matters Report by Time to Change - South Asian Culture


A Sinking Heart by Sukhjinder Kaur Ruprai – Punjabi Culture


Types of Therapy


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Music for the podcast is by The Lost Strings.

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