Traditional Healing Critical For Indigenous Mental Health

Indigenous peoples are at a much higher risk of mental illness and addiction than the general population. Culture and traditional healing is central to the overall wellness of First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples.  Renee Linklater, Senior Director at Shkaabe Makwa at the Centre for Addiction and Mental health, says trauma and racism has passed through the generations – especially the horrific abuse  and deaths of children at residential schools in Canada. Shkaabe Makwa  combines traditional healing with the latest in treatments for mental illness and addiction.   

September 30th is the national holiday for Truth and Reconciliation. It is also Every Child Matters Orange Shirt day. Please take a moment to read and reflect on this Land Acknowledgement.