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Kiskâyitamawin miyo-mamitonecikan : urban Aboriginal women and mental health

Author: Roberta Stout; Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence.
Publisher: Winnipeg, Man. : Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence, 2010
Series: Project (Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence), #215.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roberta Stout; Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence.
ISBN: 9781897250303 1897250304
OCLC Number: 695536665
Language Note: English with summary in French.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 96 pages)
Contents: 1 Introduction and background to the project --
Introduction --
Background --
Methodology and procedures --
Limitations --
Participant demographics --
Lifelong experiences --
2 Looking back over a lifetime: framing aboriginal women's experiences --
Women's reflections and narratives on childhood, teen and adulthood experiences --
Framing childhood/teen experiences --
Child sexual abuse --
Child protection services --
Racism/discrimination and identity --
Residential schools --
3 Aboriginal women's perspectives on mental health --
Defining mental health --
Self-assessed mental health --
Coping with their mental health --
4 Barriers to "knowing mind fullness" --
Anonymity --
Confidentiality and trust --
Inter-personal relationships --
Fear of losing children --
Lack of childcare within mental health programming --
Cookie cutter approaches --
Lack of cultural awareness and training of mental care workers --
Fear of institutionalized care settings --
Misdirected focus of mental health programs --
Process: waiting lists, diagnosis and referrals --
Lack of validation --
Distribution, usability and access to mental health information racism --
Physical disabilities --
Side-effects of medication, over-medication and the wrong medication --
Stigma --
5 Aboriginal women's mental health needs: through their own eyes, in their own words --
The need to be heard and receive answers --
The need to talk to someone --
The need for care, support and acceptance --
6 Conclusion. Aboriginal women envisage "knowing mind fullness" --
Policy implications --
References --
Additional readings --
[Appendices] One-to-one interview guide --
Focus group guide --
Interview guide with elders --
Interview guide with front-line workers --
Interview guide with researcher --
PWHCE project team member observations on researching mental health services and programs in Winnipeg.
Series Title: Project (Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence), #215.
Other Titles: Urban Aboriginal women and mental health
Responsibility: Roberta Stout.

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