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Farm Radio International - Radios Rurales Internationales says
"We are saying we are building youth to be the next leaders. So, if we have youth who are mentally ill, who are stressed, how do we have good leaders?" -- Lucious Zimba, a teacher at Lilongwe Girls Secondary School, Malawi

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.

Two radio shows, along with school-based listening clubs, are helping to foster the next generation of leaders of Malawi and Tanzania by starting a discussion on the difficult topic of depression and mental health.

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 Toronto, Nov. 1 at Friends House, 60 Lowther Avenue.
Join Farm Radio International and TeenMentalHealth.Org at the launch of this insightful documentary.

Event details:
Light refreshments will be served.
Friends House, 60 Lowther Avenue, Toronto, M5R 1C7
Time: 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Film screening at 5 p.m.
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By: Farm Radio International - Radios Rurales Internationales

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