Medical students call for improved response to Indigenous mental health, suicide crisis

February 13, 2018

Medical students from across Canada met with 70 Members of Parliament, Senators, and policy advisors yesterday to urge the government to strengthen its response to the Indigenous mental health and suicide crisis. In a release published prior to the meeting, the Canadian Federation of Medical Students argues that “despite a clear need for urgent investment in mental health and suicide prevention, Indigenous peoples in Canada continue to experience some of the largest health and socioeconomic disparities in the developed world.” The release also lays out three key recommendations for addressing the ongoing crisis associated with Indigenous mental health and suicide. CFMS