Healing Traditions -pb

SKU: 9780774815246

Laurence Kirmayer, Gail Guthrie Valaskakis
Grade Levels:
Twelve, College, University
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
UBC Press
Copyright Data:

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Healing Traditions: The Mental Health of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada is a recent publication that offers 20 essays written by 29 researchers, mental health professionals and academics about the history and current state of mental health services among the First Nations, Inuit and Metis in Canada. Some writers take a broader look by including a comparative analysis of Indigenous Peoples in Canada, New Zealand and Australia. The essays are organized into four main themes: The Mental Health of Indigenous Peoples; Social Suffering: Origins and Representations; Resilience: Transformations of Identity and Community; and Healing and Mental Health Services. Specific essays of interest are Six Nations Mental Health Services: A Model of Care for Aboriginal Communities by Cornelia Wieman; The Origins of Northern Aboriginal Social Pathologies and the Quebec Cree Healing Movement by Adrian Tanner; Disruptions in Nature, Disruptions in Society: Aboriginal Peoples of Canada and the ôMakingö of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome by Caroline L. Tait; Narratives of Hope and Despair in Downtown Eastside Vancouver by Dara Culhane; A Colonial Double-Bind: Social and Historical Contexts of Innu Mental Health by Colin Samson; and Aboriginal Approaches to Counselling by Rod McCormick. This book contains charts, an index, and bibliography. High recommended.

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