Provincial government allots $200k to aboriginal mental health

The funds will go towards the MIKI’SIW Metis Association’s Together We Can: Healing Through Culture program.

  • Nov. 24, 2014 9:00 a.m.

A Comox Valley mental health program focused on helping aboriginal children and families is receiving $200,000 in funding from the provincial government.

The funds will go towards the MIKI’SIW Metis Association’s Together We Can: Healing Through Culture program.

Aboriginal children and their families who take part in the program will have access to intergenerational cultural programs and gatherings to help foster resiliency, improve mental health, and create a sense of belonging and identity.

The program also includes participation from elders, knowledge keepers, artists and storytellers.

“Young, old or middle aged, it does not matter. People regardless of age can be affected by a mental health illness,” says Comox Valley MLA Don McRae. “Positive supports close to home for those and their families who struggle with mental health are vital to recovery.”

The Community Action Initiative (CAI) is a province-wide program that supports mental health and substance use groups across B.C.

–BC Gov’t

 

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