Mental Health

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mental-healthIn 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.

Getting Help

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.



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