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  1. Why Aboriginal Peoples Can’t Just “Get Over It”

    [Visions Article]

    The political climate of Canada is changing. Shortly after the historic release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report in 2015, Canadians elected a new prime minister committed to repairing the relationship between Aboriginal peoples an ...

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  2. Within Sight: Issue 31

    In this issue of Within Sight, we start near the beginning. We often hear that the problem isn’t that people don’t recognize mental health or substance use concerns. The problem is that the system can be difficult to understand and navigate. ...

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  3. Visions – Indigenous People

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    Reconciliation comes from truth and understanding, from acknowledging the past and present in order to build a more just and equitable future. ...

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  4. Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for Aboriginal people

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    PDF Version   Download PDF | More Fact Sheets Bipolar disorder is an illness in which people have mood swings that are out of proportion to what is going on in their lives. You experience emotional highs (called mania) and lows (called depression), with p ...

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  5. Intergenerational Trauma and Indigenous Healing

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    “Each generation of scientists stands upon the shoulders of those who have gone before,” a Nobel Prize–winning physicist once said, referring to how knowledge and skills are built and improved upon, generation by generation. ...

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  6. Depression: A Guide for Aboriginal People

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    PDF Version   PDF | More info sheets Author: Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division   Depression affects your mood—the way you feel. It’s normal to feel sad or upset from time to time. Depression is more than just a bad day. ...

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  7. Aboriginal Ethics Guide Ethical Research

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    Elder George Courchene of Sagkeeng First Nation in Manitoba, at a public hearing of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples in 1992, spoke of “Indian law” that was given to the people by the Creator at the beginning of time: “He gave them four directio ...

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  8. Shape Shifter or Schizophrenic?

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    A personal perspective on implementing mental health programs in First Nations communities Jacqueline McPherson Reprinted from "Indigenous People" issue of Visions journal, 2016, 11 (4), p. 26 This is a very personal story, exploring the meaning ...

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