In this session, attendees will learn about current issues in mental health for indigenous peoples. We will explore visibility, using land acknowledgements to honor the original stewards of the land, environmental issues, the impact of colonization on mental health, and current approaches that indigenous mental health providers are using. This session will begin with a short presentation of current issues, then will transition into group discussion, and end by creating action items that emerge from the discussion.
In this session participants will gain an understanding of mental health issues faced by indigenous communities, particularly as it relates to the effects of colonization.
Participants will also learn about indigenous-led efforts to creating supportive mental health interventions.
Participants will also explore the impact of environmental issues on indigenous communities.