TITLE

Health troubles in Nunavut

AUTHOR(S)
Collier, Roger
PUB. DATE
December 2009
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;12/8/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 12, pE293
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on need for mental health strategy that will address the territory-wide addictions in Nunavut, the only Canadian jurisdiction without mental health treatment facilities. It states that the place urgently needs more mental health professionals and community wellness programs to correct the high suicide rates and the excessive utilization of drugs and alcohol. It notes the perception of the communities that the government is not providing mental health programs and services.
ACCESSION #
47037050

 

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