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Indigenous support workers team to provide training in suicide prevention

 

Last updated 07/15/2017 at 10:50am

Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre

Diane Redsky (left), Executive Director of Ma Mawi, meets with Canada's Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett.

WINNIPEG, MB-Ma Mawi Chi Itata Centre along with the Canadian Mental Health Association have launched a major program to train Indigenous support workers to better aid and support people going through mental health crises. They are expecting as many as 2,000 people will be able to take this training.

The plan is set to begin training workers providing them what they need to deal with mental health crisis situations. The program is called safeTALK and is a two-year program known as "Strengthening Wellness Education to Love Life.

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