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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression among Aboriginal peoples in Canada

As part of a mental health series produced by the National Collaborating Centre on Aboriginal Health (NCCAH), authors Sherry Bellamy and Cindy Hardy explore post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression among Aboriginal peoples in Canada. The first paper entitled, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Aboriginal People in Canada: Review of Risk Factors, the Current State […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 2015297 Views

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Task force to evaluate the role of community support orders

30 September 2015 FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government is creating a task force to evaluate the role of community support orders. “This is the first step towards fulfilling our commitment to use community support orders to help those suffering from mental illness,” said Health Minister Victor Boudreau. “A task force will ensure a more […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 2015207 Views

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AFN Call for Community Papers and Stories

AFN Call for Community Papers and Stories September 15 2015 The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is pleased to invite researchers, policy makers, mental health and addictions front-line workers, mental wellness organisations, and others with an interest in mental wellness to submit articles and papers for our upcoming Mental Wellness Bulletin. Share your expertise, experience […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 2015276 Views

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Provincial Government Marks Sexual Violence Awareness Week

September 14, 2015 Supporting Safe and Healthy Communities The Provincial Government is proclaiming September 14-18 as Sexual Violence Awareness Week in Newfoundland and Labrador, as a way to draw attention to the issue of sexual violence, and encourage people to learn more about its impacts. This year’s theme is Building CommUNITY, which recognizes the urgent […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 2015348 Views

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Suicide Prevention and Awareness Week Recognized in Newfoundland and Labrador

Supporting Strong and Healthy Communities Reaching out and saving lives is the theme of this year’s Suicide Prevention and Awareness Week, and the Provincial Government is joining with its community partners in raising awareness of suicide prevention and support. Suicide Prevention and Awareness Week extends from September 7 to 14. “Suicide and suicidal thoughts deeply […]

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 2015448 Views

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Save the Children and Carter’s / OshKosh Launch Partnership to support Indigenous Canadian Mothers and Children

TORONTO, CANADA, September 01, 2015 – With the launch of a new partnership with Save the Children and Carter’s I OshKosh, the largest branded marketer in Canada of apparel exclusively for babies and young children, Canadians have a chance to help better the lives of young mothers and children in Indigenous communities across the country. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 2, 2015338 Views

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World Hepatitis Summit harnesses global momentum to eliminate viral hepatitis

2 September 2015 ¦ GLASGOW – Participants at the first-ever World Hepatitis Summit will urge countries to develop national programmes that can ultimately eliminate viral hepatitis as a problem of public health concern. “We know how to prevent viral hepatitis, we have a safe and effective vaccine for hepatitis B, and we now have medicines […]

by ahnationtalk on September 2, 2015174 Views

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AFN Bulletin – Non-Insured Health Benefits Joint Review

AFN Bulletin – Non-Insured Health Benefits Joint Review AFN-FNIHB Joint Review of NIHB The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB) have undertaken a Joint Review of the Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Program with the following objectives: Enhance client access to benefits; Identify and address gaps in benefits; […]

by ahnationtalk on August 27, 2015420 Views

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Dr. Cindy Forbes of Nova Scotia Commits to Strengthening the Doctor-patient Connection in the 21st Century as the CMA’s new President

Halifax, Aug. 25, 2015 – More than 250 physician delegates have gathered in Halifax to attend the CMA’s 148th annual general meeting at the World Trade and Convention Centre. The inaugural address of the incoming president, Dr. Cindy Forbes, is among the highlights of the last day of deliberations. Program highlights for Wednesday, Aug. 26: […]

by ahnationtalk on August 25, 2015414 Views

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Atlantic health ministers work together

19 August 2015 HALIFAX (GNB) – The ministers of health from the Atlantic provinces met today in Halifax to work on improving health care outcomes and access as well as to save money on joint procurement. Nova Scotia’s Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine hosted the meeting. Talks focused on ways the provinces can improve […]

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 2015372 Views

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