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Episode 4: Mental Health

Episode 4: Mental Health

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Girl Friend, Maia Zoe and Yaarrohs.

As conversations around mental health become less stigmatised, we must ensure that people from BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) communities are included in the conversation. In this episode, Amisha speaks with Dr. Gursharan Kalsi who has been working in the molecular genetics field for the last 25 years – a field that is only recently waking up to the fact that the majority of its data has been collected from white populations. Amisha also speaks to Dr Michelle Rodriguez, a biological anthropologist interested in primate friendships - who went from studying spider monkeys to humans and is currently examining the impact of friendship, social support and stress on female scientists. Amisha ends by discussing the work of Dr Nadine Burke Harris who founded the Cumbria Resilience Project, a philanthropic initiative to take on childhood adversity and offers a new way of understanding the adverse events that affect us throughout our lifetime.