‘You’re a gift to this world’: How to support Indigenous kids’ mental health – TVO

‘You’re a gift to this world’: How to support Indigenous kids’ mental health – TVO

by ahnationtalk on May 7, 202116 Views

TVO.org speaks with Nicole Ineese-Nash about Building Our Bundle — an online program that combines mental-health skills with Indigenous cultural teachings

In the summer of 2017, Nibinamik First Nation endured the loss of several youth to suicide. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the only community in northern Ontario facing this crisis. In July 2017, Maclean’s reported that there had been 18 suicides in Nishnawbe Aski Territory between January and July.

“The young people were really mobilizing to support one another in the context of youth suicides,” says Nicole Ineese-Nash, who co-founded the non-profit Finding Our Power Together along with the Nibinamik Youth Council. “They were checking up on each other and really trying to share with one another their solidarity and messages of hope.”

Read More: https://www.tvo.org/article/youre-a-gift-to-this-world-how-to-support-indigenous-kids-mental-health

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