Aboriginal Journeys in Mental Health is a new 36-minute documentary featuring Aboriginal people recovering from depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia—and related issues such as anxiety, suicide, trauma, and substance use. The DVD honours Aboriginal people sharing their personal experiences with mental illnesses and recovery. The partners involved in this project included Fraser Health Authority's Aboriginal Services, Mission Mental Health, Mission Indian Friendship Centre Society, Stó:lo Nation Health Support Services, and Bear Image Productions. Fraser Health was the primary funder with the BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information providing funding for steering and promotional support. Staff from the Canadian Mental Health Association's BC Division provided input on the BC Partners' behalf.(website)
Program discusses options open to aboriginal students in Canada who take the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program at Thompson Rivers University. Also discusses the Aboriginal Pre-Health Program from Simon Fraser University which prepares students for the TRU nursing degree program.
Today the native peoples of North America are living with two different medical and healing systems. This video looks at the different approaches. The program is designed to improve understanding between non-native health care workers and native people.