Although experts agree that mental illness is at a crisis level within Canada’s Black community, this is a reality that remains critically under-acknowledged. Black caregivers are directly impacted by this situation, as their responsibilities are often undertaken in isolation. Clinically depressed filmmaker Moses Latigo Odida is determined to be a healthy father to his daughter who was born with Down Syndrome, and looks to his Black community to support.

Through interviews with caregivers and experts, this episode highlights the role of community can play in supporting Black caregivers living with mental illness while providing care to their loved ones. A call to collective action is emphasized as preferable to facing these challenges in isolation.

Produced by Kigaana Productions