Armaghan (Army) Alam, second year UBC medical student and student researcher at Neuroethics Canada, has recently been appointed to the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s (MHCC’s) Board of Directors. Army will be joining the board as its youngest sitting director.
In this role, Army will work with the other board directors to oversee and provide direction for the MHCC’s work whose unique mandate from Health Canada is to advance an important national dialogue and challenge the misconceptions that can lead to discrimination against people living with mental health problems and illnesses. In addition to helping to provide leadership, setting vision and strategy, and establishing policies, he will continue to advocate for youth mental health, ensuring that resources such as peer support are available and readily accessible across Canada. He also recognizes the importance of educating physicians and other health-care providers on how to become better mental health allies.
For more information on the MHCC Board of Directors, please visit: https://www.mentalhealthcommission.ca/English/who-we-are/our-people/board.