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dc.contributor.supervisor Dennis, Mary Kate (Social Work) en_US
dc.contributor.author Still, Marni
dc.date.accessioned 2020-08-26T19:04:56Z
dc.date.available 2020-08-26T19:04:56Z
dc.date.copyright 2020-08-21
dc.date.issued 2020 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2020-08-21T16:47:23Z en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/34891
dc.description.abstract Indigenous youth suicide is very complex due to the lasting affects colonization has on the social, psychological, biological, environmental, economic, familial and structural factors that influence Indigenous youth and their mental health. In Canada, our Western ways of interventions and prevention are not easily accessible, culturally relevant, or highly affective for Indigenous children and youth. As a result, more than 20% of deaths among Indigenous youth are from suicide and Indigenous youth are also four to six times more likely to die by suicide than non-Indigenous youth. Colonial factors such as family disconnect, loss and grief, substance abuse, and others, impact Indigenous youth’s mental health and in turn, suicide rates. There is a dearth of current research that includes the voices of parents, families, and communities directly affected by Indigenous youth suicide. This research gathered the experiences, stories, and knowledge of 8 Indigenous parents living in Manitoba who have lost a child to suicide or have had a child survive a suicide attempt. Through semi-structured interviews, their stories were thematically analyzed and organized with the intention of influencing future suicide preventions and interventions. The findings resulting from this study show how suicide effects not only Indigenous youth, but parents, families and communities and brings questions of ‘why’, immense feelings of loss and grief, shame and regret. Recommendations for policy, practice and research include: addressing colonial policies, increasing resource availability, incorporating spirituality and culture into interventions, decreasing stigma in communities, increasing training of practitioners and increasing research on culturally relevant factors that are preventative and that increase Indigenous community mental wellness. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Suicide en_US
dc.subject Youth en_US
dc.subject Mental health en_US
dc.subject Manitoba en_US
dc.subject Historical trauma en_US
dc.subject Canada en_US
dc.subject Social work en_US
dc.subject Indigenous en_US
dc.title Raising the voices and experiences of Indigenous parents to create culturally relevant responses to youth suicide en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.type master thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Social Work en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Azure, Ed (Social Work Indigenous Knowledge Holder) Flaherty, Maureen (Peace and Conflict Studies) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2020 en_US


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