Mental Health 101
Laurel Packing House
Interior Health and Indigenous mental health professionals will build awareness about mental health by first defining mental health and mental illness, sharing mental health statistics, explaining the “social determinants” of mental health, and outlining the UN Sustainability Development Goals pertaining to mental health. They will then dig down into more details about primary types of disorders and mental health challenges (e.g., neuro-developmental, mood, and psychotic disorders, PTSD, brain injuries, and phobias), outcomes of mental health challenges (e.g., addiction, homelessness, poverty, unemployment, and suicide), and types of treatment professionals and modalities.
First Nations wellness professionals will share mental health challenges, successes, and opportunities from an indigenous perspective.