Community-Led Indigenous Mental Health and Addiction Research

Gairdner Award Lectures Plenary

April 13, 2024

8:00 -

09:30 PDT

Room: Hyatt, Convention Level (Third Floor), Regency Ballroom
Open Session

All ICAM delegates are welcome to attend.

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Indigenous people experience disparate rates of mental health and addiction difficulties when compared to non-Indigenous people. In this session, we will discuss a program of research designed in partnership with First Nations to further understand adverse childhood experiences, developmental outcomes, and how culture-based approaches can support healing.

At the end of this session, participants will:

  1. Identify the importance of understanding unique contexts and issues experienced by individuals in Indigenous communities;
  2. Advance meaningful and relevant conversations to improve mental health in Indigenous communities;
  3. Acknowledge the needs of Indigenous, rural and northern communities in a culturally- and contextually-appropriate manner.
Dr. Christopher Mushquash
Lakehead University

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