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Council of Chief Medical Officers of Health (CCMOH) Statement on Cannabis Extracts, Edibles and Topical Products

From: Public Health Agency of Canada Statement January 6, 2020 In follow up to our October 2018 statement on cannabis and health, we want to advise Canadians on ways to reduce the health risks associated with using cannabis, particularly in relation to new cannabis products becoming legally available across the country. As with other regulated […]

by ahnationtalk on January 6, 202042 Views

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Feds pledge $2.5M to Sask. First Nations to prevent youth ‘harms and deaths’ – CTV News

December 19, 2019 SASKATOON — Indigenous Services Canada on Thursday announced it will spend $2.5 million over the next two years to help Saskatchewan First Nations offer mental health and wellness programming for children and youth. The funding announcement comes in the same week the Ochapowace First Nation declared a state of emergency following the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 19, 201980 Views

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Youth Empowerment and Healing and Wellness Investment for First Nations Communities

From: Indigenous Services Canada December 19, 2019 — Saskatoon, Treaty Six Territory, Saskatchewan — Indigenous Services Canada The Government of Canada recognizes the scope and seriousness of the health and mental health challenges facing First Nations people in Canada. Today, Minister of Indigenous Services, Marc Miller joined Chief Bobby Cameron of the Federation of Sovereign […]

by ahnationtalk on December 19, 201983 Views

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‘You matter’: Messages of hope for kids in crisis – CBC

Who to contact if you need help WARNING: This story is about a very serious mental health issue that may be upsetting or difficult to read. If you or somebody you know is considering suicide, please contact Kids Help Phone or Crisis Services Canada right away. Christmas can be a difficult time of year for […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201970 Views

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Auditor calls for action to combat suicides in northwest Sask. – meadowlakeNOW

Dec 05, 2019 Saskatchewan’s auditor has laid out a number of areas she believes the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) has to improve to address the risk of suicide in northwest Saskatchewan. In her 2019 report, which was released Thursday, Judy Ferguson said the average suicide rate in northwest Saskatchewan in 2018 exceeded the provincial average […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201983 Views

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Some staff not trained enough to help suicidal patients: Saskatchewan Auditor – National Post

REGINA — The Saskatchewan Health Authority isn’t giving enough training to staff working with patients in areas struggling with high suicide rates, the provincial auditor said in her latest report. Judy Ferguson’s report released Thursday focuses on how patients at risk of suicide in communities including North Battleford, Meadow Lake and La Loche are treated […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201988 Views

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2019 Report–Volume 2: Provincial Auditor Examines Processes for Treating Patients at Risk of Suicide in Northwest Saskatchewan

REGINA, SK., December 5, 2019: In her 2019 Report – Volume 2, Chapter 24, Provincial Auditor of Saskatchewan, Judy Ferguson, highlights eight areas for the Saskatchewan Health Authority to improve its processes to treat patients at risk of suicide in northwest Saskatchewan. The audit found the following. Average suicide rate per 100,000 people in 2018: […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201999 Views

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First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) statement on the suicide crisis afflicting the Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation

The FNLC joins Makwa Sahgaiehcan Chief Ronald Misuing in his call for the federal government to implement a long-term suicide prevention strategy; for too long has Canada neglected the welfare of First Nation youth and erected barriers to culturally competent and accessible mental health services in Canada.  Indigenous leaders across the nation have continually spoken […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201980 Views

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We have hope’: Ottawa pledges to support First Nations suicide prevention strategies – CBC

The Department of Indigenous Services isn’t ready to earmark money for suicide strategies Dec 04, 2019 In the wake of a 10-year-old girl’s suicide on his reserve, the Chief of Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation flew more than 3,000 kilometres to Ottawa to sit face-to-face with the federal minister of Indigenous services. In that meeting Wednesday […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201980 Views

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Innovative Lifesaving Program: Training Community Health Representatives from First Nation Communities to Provide Community Members With Education and Training On Essential Lifesaving Skills

Unique partnership program is a direct response to the ‘Truth and Reconciliation’ Commission’s ‘call to action: “to increase the number of Indigenous professionals working in the health care field, ensure the retention of Indigenous health-care providers in Indigenous communities and provide cultural competency training for all health-care professionals” SASKATOON, Nov. 27, 2019 – SE Health and St. John Ambulance […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 201955 Views

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