Issue: BCMJ, Vol. 53,
page(s) 136 Pulsimeter
The February edition of the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry focuses on Aboriginal mental health in Canada.
Dr Malcolm King, guest editor, writes “Mental health is, in some ways, the most important health issue for Aboriginal peoples in Canada, partly because it contributes both directly and indirectly to so much of the gap in health status, and perhaps even more importantly, because mental health issues are so neglected in our society, especially so for Aboriginal peoples.”
The journal’s first In Review article, by Dr Colleen Anne Dell and coauthors, examines the cultural implications of psychiatry’s individualized approach to treating mental disorders through the lens of a youth residential treatment facility for First Nations and Inuit youth who abuse solvents.
In the second In Review article, Dr Laurence Kirmayer and coauthors recommend incorporating the diverse Aboriginal notions of resilience into research.
Articles can be viewed online at http://publications.cpa-apc.org/browse/documents/2.