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Okanagan Sikh temple to launch mental health initiative with help from TD donation

The initiative is the first of its kind specifically for the South Asian community in Kelowna A new mental health and addictions recovery program has been launched for the South Asian community in the Okanagan, thanks to a donation from the TD bank group.
On Jan. 25, a donation of $40,000 was made to the Okanagan Sikh Temple and Cultural Society to launch the initiative. The program will be available to people who identify as South Asian and are looking for help with mental health challenges or addictions. It is the first ever drop-in program specifically for the South Asian community in Kelowna.
“Our community is not immune to the societal issues that many British Columbians are facing, including the opioid crisis and mental health challenges,” said Amarjit Singh Lalli, President of the Okanagan Sikh Temple and Cultural Society. “We want South Asian people who may be struggling to be able to seek help and access available resources that are both language-specific and culturally safe.”

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