Transformation of Community Wellness Connections for Indigenous Youth (QI Power Hour)
The suicide rate of Indigenous youth in Canada is five to six times higher than in comparison to non-Indigenous
youth. This statistic clearly indicates the current mental healthcare approach is inadequate. Saskatchewan
Polytechnic researchers have been collaborating with students and staff at Dene High School in La Loche,
Saskatchewan to explore innovative ways of supporting Indigenous youth’s mental health and well-being.
This presentation will discuss the value of virtual reality technology in improving access, quality, and the range of
mental health support services and outline future plans to scale the initiative across multiple communities of
varying Indigenous cultures.
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