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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
September 07 2017Cree parents and children staying at the MUHC Montreal Children’s Hospital will be able to read books in Cree thanks to a donation by Child and... Read More
August 15 2017The Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay is organizing a 7-day land-based healing retreat for employees.The retreat will be held in... Read More
June 16 2017The Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) and the Cree Nation Government (GCC(EI)/CNG) issued a press release June 16 to mark the adoption into... Read More
From The Libraryᒥᓯᓂᐦᐄᑭᓐᐦ
The present by-law establishes the general application framework of the guiding principles as set out in the Youth Protection Act. The purpose of...
This pamphlet gives an overview of the organization of mental health services at the Cree Health Board. It explains the vision and approach of the...
In June 2014, as a part of the overall Cree Health Board mandate to improve mental health services, the regional mental health department began a...