Métis Nation of Alberta releases Life Promotion Guide to address Métis Mental Health – CFWE

December 13th, 2022

“Life promotion is a unique approach to suicide prevention, tackling the issue through strengthening young people’s connection to life, for example through culture and community, drawing on experiences from Métis Knowledge Holders, the Life Promotion Guide incorporates diverse voices from the Nation, which has resulted in a thoughtful plan with the goal of promoting and preserving life.” – Reagan Bartel, MNA Director of Health

A report from the Métis Nation of Alberta’s “What We Heard” identifies an area of high importance for suicide prevention within Métis Albertans.

According to the report, suicide prevention has been a constant community priority and cenus data on Indigenous mental health. The report also identifies that the suicide rate amongst the Métis is nearly twice as high as non-Indigenous identifying individuals.

Read More: https://www.cfweradio.ca/news/alberta-news/metis-nation-of-alberta-releases-life-promotion-guide-to-address-metis-mental-health/

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