eVisions – Aboriginal People

eVisions – Aboriginal People

Vol. 5 | No. 1 | Summer 2008

Online table of contents and PDFs: www.heretohelp.bc.ca/publications/visions

Background

Editor’s Message
Sarah Hamid-Balma
Visions’ editor marvels at all we have learned from this unique issue of Visions. This issue inspired our team to challenge our Western views of mental health and addictions and garner new appreciation for the beautiful and “complex tapestry” of the indigenous view of wellness. Cultural Pathways for Decolonization
Bill Mussell
The chair and president of the Native Mental Association of Canada outlines the devastating effects colonization has had on Canada’s First Nations people. Here he shows the steps that need to be taken to decolonize and re-empower Canada’s resilient aboriginal peoples. Aboriginal Mental Health— The Statistical Reality
Saman Khan
There is much discussion these days about the mental health and substance use issues in Canada’s original peoples. So just what do the numbers tell us? You may be surprised. Charting the Future of Native Mental Health in Canada
Terry Adler
The Native Mental Health Association has a vision. That vision is to better the mental health of native peoples in Canada based on Indigenous world views. Here they outline their 10 year plan to turn this vision into reality. Research Summary: Aboriginal Peoples’ Experiences of Mental Health and Addictions Care
Victoria Smye

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