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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
May 17 2017The Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay is raising concerns about the Netflix show 13 Reasons Why and its potential impact on the... Read More
February 20 2017Bella M. Petawabano delivers welcoming remarks at Cree Regional Suicide Prevention Conference in WaswanipiBella Moses Petawabano, Chairperson of the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay, delivered the following welcoming remarks to ... Read More
November 29 2016The annual training of CBHSSJB nurses working in the nine communities of Eeyou Istchee ended last Friday November 25th, 2016. The week-long training... Read More
From The Libraryᒥᓯᓂᐦᐄᑭᓐᐦ
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...
The 2008 Media Study aimed to examine how Eeyouch are using the media and getting information, specifically about health issues. This project...