Journal article

Mental Health Interventions for First Nation, Inuit, and Métis Peoples in Canada: A Systematic Review

Simon Graham, Krista Stelkia, Cornelia Wieman, Evan Adams

International Indigenous Policy Journal | University of Western Ontario, Western Libraries | Published : 2021


Higher rates of anxiety, depression, and attempted suicide are reported among First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people compared with non-Indigenous people in Canada. This systematic review summarises the key components of mental health interventions among Indigenous Peoples in Canada. We searched MEDLINE, PubMed, PsycINFO, and Web of Science between January 1,1970, and August 30, 2019. Studies needed to be an intervention addressing suicide, depression, or anxiety. There were 14 studies: 8 quantitative, 2 qualitative, and 4 mixed methods. By geographical location, 5 were urban, 5 non-urban, and 4 included multiple areas. Beneficial interventions included ceremony, being on the land, engaging i..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Simon Graham's salary was supported by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training through an Endeavour Research Leadership fellowship and an Australian National Health & Medical Research Council fellowship.