July 21, 2022

Kyla Bernardo: A Conversation about Mental Health through a BIPOC lens

Kyla Bernardo: A Conversation about Mental Health through a BIPOC lens

Racism is a mental health issue because racism causes trauma. Every day, the BIPOC Community are exposed to far more trauma than those whose lives have not been devalued. On this episode of Humans, on Rights, Kyla Bernardo, M.Ed, CCC, CGE, CGP addresses the challenges that the BIPOC Community has getting help when faced with mental health issues. Through her deep knowledge of mental health and front-line work Kyla, who operates Purposeful Counselling, shares her family’s personal story about mental health and how the BIPOC Community can find meaningful resources without having to suffer financial hardship. You can find the resources Kyla mentioned below:

Brene Brown on Shame:

Author Bessel van der Kolk: The Body Keeps the Score

Paul Denniston - grief yoga website: https://griefyoga.com/free-resources/

David Kessler’s website: https://grief.com/10-best-worst-things-to-say-to-someone-in-grief/

Nine Circles Community Health Centre: https://ninecircles.ca

See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


Racism is a mental health issue because racism causes trauma. Every day, the BIPOC Community are exposed to far more trauma than those whose lives have not been devalued. On this episode of Humans, on Rights, Kyla Bernardo, M.Ed, CCC, CGE, CGP addresses the challenges that the BIPOC Community has getting help when faced with mental health issues. Through her deep knowledge of mental health and front-line work Kyla, who operates Purposeful Counselling, shares her family’s personal story about mental health and how the BIPOC Community can find meaningful resources without having to suffer financial hardship. You can find the resources Kyla mentioned below:

Brene Brown on Shame:

Author Bessel van der Kolk: The Body Keeps the Score

Paul Denniston - grief yoga website: https://griefyoga.com/free-resources/

David Kessler’s website: https://grief.com/10-best-worst-things-to-say-to-someone-in-grief/

Nine Circles Community Health Centre: https://ninecircles.ca

See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.