Challenging the Stigma: Courageous Conversations with Refugee Communities

As mental health struggles and suicide rates in San Diego's refugee communities are on the rise, community health workers discuss some of the root causes and propose new solutions. These community leaders believe that courageous conversations about mental health issues are key to combating the stigma and improving their community health outcomes.

  • Kayla Richele Marie Mulholland
  • Nate Riedel
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Kayla Richele Marie Mulholland

Kayla Mulholland is a visual anthropologist and clinical social worker in the San Diego-Tijuana region. She has worked with migrant communities in San Francisco, San Diego and Tijuana for over 10 years. Her ethnographic research and media projects focus on migration and its real life psycho-social impact. Kayla is interested in using applied ethnographic filmmaking as a tool for marginalized communities to combat the forces of structural violence and to create films that visually seek to represent the world from their perspective.

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