Breaking Down Barriers: An Intersectional Approach to Mental Health Care Access in Boston, MA

Boston, Massachusetts

What happens when a patient needs mental health care but can’t afford it? What if they must overcome stigmas in their spiritual or cultural communities? How should we approach addressing these issues? This breakout trip will embark on an in-depth exploration of barriers to mental health care access in the city of Boston. Our goal will be to explore barriers to access from a socioeconomic, racial, and cultural lens. We plan on working with medical professionals, faith groups, and policymakers to learn about where gaps exist in access and what solutions are being sought out.

Leaders

Nourhan Ibrahim ‘20

Nourhan Ibrahim ‘20

Nourhan is from Parsippany, NJ and a prospective Comparative Literature major with certificates in Global Health Policy and Translation & Intercultural Communication. She is excited about this trip because of a personal connection to mental health and issues with access, and a general passion about exploring socioeconomic and racial causes of health disparities. Outside of Breakout, she’s involved with the Student Volunteers Council, Muslim Students Association, Tiger Call, Scholar Institute Fellows Program (SIFP), Muslim Advocates for Social Justice and Individual Dignity (MASJID) and Community Action.

Sirad Hassan ‘20

Sirad Hassan ‘20

Sirad is from Frederick, Maryland and is a prospective Neuroscience Major with certificates in African American Studies, Global Health Policy, and Cognitive Science. She is prepared to challenge her own beliefs and learn more from others on this trip as we explore the many facets that prevent those who are most in need from receiving the care that they need. Outside of Breakout Princeton, she’s involved with the Religious Life Council, Tropical Clinics for Rural Health (TCRH), Muslim Students Association (MSA), Muslim Advocates for Social Justice and Individual Dignity (MASJID), Scholar Institute Fellows Program (SIFP), Princeton Journal of Bioethics, and Community Action.

Apply

Applications will be available in the fall. More information can be found here.