We know that there is a severe lack of mental health services readily available in the North, and what services are available are predominantly in the capital cities. Suicide among First Nations youth is 5 to 6 times higher than non-Indigenous youth. The average wait time for services covered by healthcare is 5 to 6 months, and often what is offered lacks cultural sensitivity and competence. Things need to change. Enter, Northern Jack Summit.
The summit will address the needs of those in Northern Canada regarding mental health and bring together the next generation of mental health leaders to make change, now!
Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with keynote speakers, participate in workshops and other activities, share insights and collaborate on real, actionable strategies that can span the entire region.