Embracing Life: Northern Saskatchewan Working Together. October 29 and 30, 2013 Prince Albert Dr. James Irvine. Introduction. How Embracing Life workshop was developed The need for continued ACTION. What is Embracing Life?.
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October 29 and 30, 2013
Dr. James Irvine
How Embracing Life workshop was developed
The need for continued ACTION
Death by suicide is the tip of the iceberg
What lies underneath?
Deaths by suicide
The crisis: a symptom of underlying issues.
Self-harm, assaults, injuries
Emergency department visits and hospitalizations
Mental health issues
Unresolved grief, previous traumatic events, depression, substance / alcohol abuse, bullying
Poverty, intergenerational trauma, cultural loss
CPHO’s Report on the State of Public Health in Canada 2008, Addressing Health Inequalities
From: Dahlgren G, Whitehead M (1993)
Canadian Supplement to UNICEF’s THE STATE OF THE WORLD’S CHILDREN 2009,
Aboriginal children’s health: Leaving no child behind
WE ARE ALL RESPONSIBLE!!!
Thank you for attending, for your participation, your voice, your desire for change for a brighter future for our youth.
So far, composed of
First Nations University of Canada
Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations
Keewatin Yatthé Health Region
Mamawetan Churchill River Health Region
Ministry of Government Relations
Ministry of Justice
New North SANC Services Inc.
Northern Human Services Partnership
Northern Inter-Tribal Health Authority
Northern Lights School Division
Population Health Unit
Prince Albert Grand Council