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Mental Health - First Nations

Mental Health - First Nations

Mental Health and Wellness

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fniah-spnia/promotion/mental/index-eng.php

Historical determinants, such as the legacy of residential schools, are believed to have shaped the mental health of Aboriginal people. A research project commissioned by the Aboriginal Healing Foundation found that 75 percent of the case files for a sample of Aboriginal residential school survivors contained mental health information with the most common mental health diagnoses being post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse disorder and major depression.