Dal Faculty of Health, Medicine Team Publishes CMJA Study Linking Income Inequalities, Mental Health Issues in Indigenous groups – Dal News

March 25, 2019

Indigenous peoples in Canada have high rates of psychological distress, suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts, and these mental health issues are linked to income inequalities, found a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Suicide is a major cause of death among First Nations, Métis and Inuit people, with rates two to three times higher than in non-Indigenous Canadians.

“We found persistent and substantial income-related inequalities in psychological distress and suicidal behaviours among Indigenous peoples living off-reserve in Canada, including status First Nations, non-status First Nations, Métis and Inuit,” says Dr. Mohammad Hajizadeh, School of Health Administration, Faculty of Health, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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