MNBC: Mental Health Week 2022

Press Release

May 2nd through May 8th marks Mental Health Week 2022 (https://mentalhealthweek.ca/). Today, we #getreal by shining a light on the resilience of our Métis communities. Aligning with Mental Health Week 2022, we are excited to launch the third issue of Resilient Roots: Métis Mental Health and Wellness Magazine. In this publication, we proudly highlight the stories of Métis individuals across the province who have chosen to share their voices around Métis mental health and wellness.

As shared by MNBC’s Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, Dr. Kate Elliott:

“Métis ways of knowing show that community-based approaches contribute to resilience and mental wellness. Resilient Roots is guided by the principle of Kaa-wiichihitoyaahk – which means ‘we take care of each other’. By utilizing the guiding belief of Kaa-wiichihitoyaahk, this magazine hopes to be a testament to that shining strength and resilience that lives in our Métis communities.

Every part of this magazine comes from the strong, inspired voices of Métis community members across BC. We are so deeply grateful to all contributors for sharing their incredible work with this publication.”

Access Resilient Roots issue three by clicking on the button below.

If you would like to receive a free hard copy of Resilient Roots, visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/resilientroots3

If you are in need of crisis support, please reach out to the 24 hour/7 days a week Métis Crisis line at 1-833-Metis-BC (1-833-638-4722).

To learn more about mental health supports in your area, please contact Jillian (jjones@mnbc.ca) to get connected with your Regional Health Coordinator.

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