Strength in Unity is the first comprehensive anti-stigma intervention project among Asian communities in Canada.We aim to mobilize youth and men from Asian communities in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver to become Community Mental Health Ambassadors (CMAs) and to address the stigma of mental illness in their communities.
Boys and men from Asian communities will gain knowledge and skills to address the stigma of mental illness. Strength in Unity will build their capacity to reduce stigma using Acceptance Commitment Training (ACT) and Contact-based Empowerment Education (CEE). They will become Community Mental Health Ambassadors and mobilize their communities to reduce stigma of mental illness. Stigma reduction will promote timely access of mental health services and supports among affected members.