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In Eeyou Istchee, good health was, and often still is, a result of a balance of one's entire being: ‘mind, body and spirit.’ History, culture, traditions, spirituality and identity are all critical to well being and positive mental health.
Mental illness is a particular set of signs that can be observed by the family and friends of people with mental illness or by the sufferers themselves, as well as symptoms that only the sufferer can feel. By observing the signs and symptoms, doctors and other health professionals can diagnose the illness and recommend appropriate treatment. It's important to seek help and to understand that mental illness is treatable.
If you are feeling stressed, afraid, sad or anxious, come to the clinic and ask to see a CHR or a nurse. They will guide you to services that can help you.
Psychologists, counselors, therapists and traditional healers with the CBHSSJB visit the nine Cree communities of Eeyou Istchee throughout the year. Ask for a referral and we will help you book an appointment with the right person.
- Suicide warning signs Suicide prevention help line (around the clock, free): 1-866-277-3553
Community Storiesᐋ ᑎᐹᒋᒧᓈᓂᐎᒡ
October 07 2019Chisasibi (October 7, 2019) – The Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay and the Cree Nation Government... Read More
July 19 2019This year marks the second year the CBHSSJB organizes a Mental Health Day training to raise the awareness and mental health knowledge of our front... Read More
June 11 2019On June 3-4 in Chisasibi, the Nishiiyuu team hosted two days of sharing, reflection and Ceremony to kick off planning for a 2020 regional assembly on... Read More
From The Libraryᒥᓯᓂᐦᐄᑭᓐᐦ
“Suicide Prevention is everybody’s business.”
8.5 x 11 Poster advertising the residential school gathering that will be held in Chisasibi between July 31 to...
8 posters created by Eeyou-Eenou youth as the result of a collaborative partnership between CBHSSJB’s...