First Nations, Indigenous
Are you, or is someone you’re worried about, a First Nations or Indigenous person? There are programs and resources available in Nova Scotia that were created specifically to address your unique concerns.
A unique set of mental health challenges
About 70% of First Nations adults living on reserves say they feel in balance physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Yet still, there are serious concerns about mental illness and social ills such as substance abuse, addiction, suicide, and violence among Aboriginal people and communities. This article offers some insight on these challenges.
First Nations Health Authority (FNHA)
Often, mental wellness and substance use are interconnected. The FNHA supports communities that have been working to address mental wellness and substance use issues and restore balance. And it recognizes the rich and diverse assets within communities and regions and the many promising and successful practices undertaken. Read more.
Hope for Wellness HelpLine
The Hope for Wellness HelpLine offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada. Experienced and culturally competent...
Eskasoni Mental Health
Eskasoni Mental Health Services (EMHS) provides a wide range of services to the Mi’kmaq people of Eskasoni, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. The Tui'kn Residential School Survivor...
First Nations Services
Mental Health clinicians work as part of the first nations health care team in several first nations communities. The Mental Health Clinician provides assessment, diagnosis...