I thought this would be a good place to post a new indigenous peoples resource I got a notice about today.
The First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line provides culturally competent support 24/7
October 17th 2016, the Minister of Health announced the launch of the national toll-free First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line. The Help Line, which started operation on October 1, provides immediate, culturally competent, telephone crisis intervention counselling support for First Nations and Inuit, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Counsellors can also work with callers to identify follow-up services they can access. Counselling is available in English and French and, upon request, in Cree, Ojibway, and Inuktut.
Health Canada will continue to work with Indigenous leaders to develop a long-term plan to address mental health issues being faced by Indigenous peoples.
The new toll-free number for the First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line is 1-855-242-3310.
Indigenous people are at a greater risk of experiencing mental health issues. Suicide is a significant concern in some communities, particularly in the North and in remote areas.
More information: http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?mth ... id=1137119