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Breaking Point: The Suicide Crisis in Indigenous Communities

Created on Thursday, 20 July 2017. Posted in Features/Rural/Remote/Aboriginal

... have experienced trauma get tired of telling their stories over and over to new faces.”[265] Staff shortages affect the rate of burnout and youth in Kuujjuaq and Iqaluit noted social workers and mental ...

CBC Manitoba (July 20): 'The crisis never went away': Cross Lake chief says more resources needed to

Created on Thursday, 20 July 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... north of Winnipeg. But Ross, a 51-year-old mental health worker with Cross Lake Band Health Services, is on edge. He's restless. "This kind of work — it's not easy," he says. "I'm always ...

Ottawa Citizen (July, 19): Personal support workers in Ontario lack oversight of most ...

Created on Wednesday, 19 July 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... job for the people they look after … even though they are stretched to the limit. But in any profession, there will be people who have mental illness, who have addictions, people who are not suited to ...

The Star (18 July): Canada committed to improving mental health in Indigenous communities: Philpott

Created on Tuesday, 18 July 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... affected by suicide, there is a flurry of activity to mobilize counsellors, engage crisis teams and ensure local needs are met. There are urgent calls for more money and more mental health workers for ...

CBC Nova Scotia (11 July): Lack of psychologists delays youth sentencing more than 6 months

Created on Tuesday, 11 July 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... sentencing takes place — which is being delayed sometimes by waiting for these assessments."   The extensive reports examine things like mental health, trauma, drug addiction and family life. They also ...

The Star (06 July): Northern Ontario First Nations grieve four lost to suicide

Created on Friday, 07 July 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

...  Health Canada, which has responsibility for mental health and suicide prevention in First Nations communities, said in an emailed statement that it is “deeply saddened” by the news of the four deaths. ...

Global News (July 07): Crisis hotline staff say they’re unable to answer 2,000 calls annually...

Created on Friday, 07 July 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... to those already engaged in calls with interveners. Richardson said the top three issues that come up during calls are loneliness, mental illness-related concerns and suicide. In an e-mail statement ...

CBC Toronto: Andrew Loku inquest calls for 24-hour crisis intervention teams, but how do they work?

Created on Tuesday, 04 July 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

The inquest into the police shooting death of Andrew Loku explored the issue of race but it also re-ignited the conversation over how the police respond to calls involving people with mental ...

The Hamilton Spectator (June 29): Mental health-police partnership starting in Haldimand County

Created on Thursday, 29 June 2017. Posted in Trash/Trash

Haldimand County OPP is launching its own Mobile Crisis Rapid Response Team in partnership with Community Addiction and Mental Health Services of Haldimand and Norfolk (CAMHS). The team pairs a specially ...

The Globe and Mail (June 28): Feds fund mentorship network to support indigenous health

Created on Thursday, 29 June 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... - $500,000 for planning of a new health facility and $465,000 for a reserve mental health initiative. The government said the health facility funding is viewed as a first step to addressing health infrastructure ...

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