Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Mind Matters: Beyond Borders

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM


Mental health in West Africa

Frances Adiukwu, M.D., of the University of Port Harcourt, in Nigeria, and Michigan Medicine's Heidi Burns, M.D., and their experiences as psychiatrists in Nigeria and Ghana. Our speakers will discuss mental health care, stigma, family dynamics, and the unique challenges and successes of the mental health landscape in Western Africa.

Burns, a UMMS Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, spent much of 2018 in Ghana on an NIH-funded research project focused on suicide rates and risk factors.