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AFN National Mental Wellness Forum Focuses on Life Promotion and Cultural Pathways to Closing Health Gap

AFN National Mental Wellness Forum Focuses on Life Promotion and Cultural Pathways to Closing Health Gap (Ottawa, ON) – In advance of World Health Day, First Nations from across Canada gathered in Winnipeg, Manitoba this week for the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Mental Wellness Forum.  More than 500 First Nations citizens, health providers and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 5, 201979 Views

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Expansion of the emerald ash borer regulated areas into Nova Scotia

From: Canadian Food Inspection Agency April 1, 2019 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Food Inspection Agency The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has updated its regulated areas for emerald ash borer (EAB) to include an area in Nova Scotia, in an effort to slow the insect’s spread. This change is due to a detection of […]

by ahnationtalk on April 1, 201967 Views

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Indigenous health: Dal study links suicide to poverty – TheChronicleHerald.ca

Food insecurity, income and employment lie at the root of mental health problems and suicide faced by Indigenous Canadians, says new Dalhousie University research. Using data from Statistics Canada’s 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey, the Dal study looks at 14,410 individuals representing 600,750 Indigenous adults. It’s an unprecedented examination of socioeconomic status as a determinant of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 201975 Views

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Dal Faculty of Health, Medicine Team Publishes CMJA Study Linking Income Inequalities, Mental Health Issues in Indigenous groups – Dal News

March 25, 2019 Indigenous peoples in Canada have high rates of psychological distress, suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts, and these mental health issues are linked to income inequalities, found a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Suicide is a major cause of death among First Nations, Métis and Inuit people, with rates two […]

by ahnationtalk on March 25, 201977 Views

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Letter to The Editor: Mental health crisis requires more action and less talk – Cape Breton Post

March 13, 2019 I feel very strongly that this mental health issue, especially in Indigenous communities, has been largely neglected and that promised support is well overdue. The need for mental support services for the entirety of the population within Canada is shown through popular media such as the Bell Lets Talk campaign but specific […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 201949 Views

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Media advisory: Minister Seamus O’Regan to highlight major investment in health research at Memorial University of Newfoundland

St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador – March 11, 2019 – The Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services, will highlight an investment in health research at Memorial University. Media are invited to participate in a media availability with Minister O’Regan and join a tour of the university’s research facilities. Researchers will also be available to […]

by pmnationtalk on March 11, 201952 Views

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Cape Breton branch Canadian Mental Health Association closing – Cape Breton Post

March 07, 2019 SYDNEY, N.S. — The Canadian Mental Health Association Cape Breton branch will cease to exist as of May 28 but the Cape Breton Post has learned the group plans to continuing operating under a different name. Overseen by a board of directors, the organization is part of the CMHA Nova Scotia division […]

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 201944 Views

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Eskasoni Crisis Centre extends hours, services after rash of deaths in community – CBC

‘The suicides were impacting everybody,’ says centre’s team lead Mar 04, 2019 The Eskasoni Crisis Centre is expanding its hours and services following a rash of deaths in the First Nations community. Eskasoni’s chief held a news conference in mid-January, appealing for government support in the wake of a number of “expected and unexpected” deaths in the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 5, 201940 Views

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PE Government: Grants available for seniors projects

Organizations are invited to submit applications to fund projects aimed at improving the lives of Island seniors. Through the Prince Edward Island Seniors’ Secretariat the province offers grants up to $5,000 per project to organizations or groups interested in enriching the lives of seniors.  Eligible groups include non-profit organizations, community-based coalitions, networks, municipal governments, band/tribal […]

by ahnationtalk on March 4, 201947 Views

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Truth, respect and recognition: addressing barriers to Indigenous maternity care – CMAJ

Janet Smylie MD MPH, Wanda Phillips-Beck RN MSc For those of us living and working in First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, the finding of the linked research by Wall-Wieler and colleagues,1 that mothers with a history of child apprehension are less likely to receive adequate prenatal care in subsequent pregnancies, comes as no surprise. […]

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 201945 Views

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