Understanding Depression in Aboriginal Communities and FamiliesNew Report 
Understanding Depression in Aboriginal Communities and Families



The National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health (NCCAH) is a national Aboriginal organization established in 2005 by the Government of Canada and funded through the Public Health Agency of Canada to support First Nations, Inuit, and Métis public health renewal and health equity through knowledge translation and exchange. The NCCAH is hosted by the University of Northern BC (UNBC) in Prince George, BC. Learn more.  


As part of a mental health series produced by the National Collaborating Centre on Aboriginal Health (NCCAH), authors Sherry Bellamy and Cindy Hardy explore post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression among Aboriginal peoples in Canada.

From Coffee and Eggs to the First of its Kind in Canada: A Story of Determinants of Indigenous Peoples' Health In Canada

"Sometimes really good things happen over a conference breakfast." Dr. Sarah de Leeuw

The National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health (NCCAH) is pleased to announce the release of the Review of Core Competencies for Public Health: An Aboriginal Public Health Perspective. In this report, Dr. Sarah Hunt reviews and analyzes the seven categories and appendices of the 2007 Public Health Agency of Canada’s Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada 1.0 within an Aboriginal public health framework.

The National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health (NCCAH) explores the ongoing and devastating impacts of accumulated trauma on the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities, and presents one model for healing through the following two reports: Aboriginal Peoples and Historic Trauma: The process of intergenerational transmission and Addressing the Healing of Aboriginal Adults and Families within a Community-owned College Model.

This series of three fact sheets focuses on racism experienced by Aboriginal peoples in Canada – how to understand it in historical context, how it affects individuals and communities, and what programs, policies and strategies exist to combat it.
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