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McCormick contributes to Guardian article on First Nations suicide crisis

September 1, 2017

Dr. Rod McCormick, BC Innovation Chair in Aboriginal Health, and nationally-recognized expert in First Nations mental health.

Dr. Roderick McCormick, BC Innovation Chair of Aboriginal Health and Professor in the Faculty of Education and Social Work, was interviewed recently for an article in The Guardian focusing on Canada’s First Nations suicide epidemic. Addressing the national crisis of rising suicide rates among Canada’s Indigenous youth, McCormick states that, “[i]n terms of educational opportunities, healthcare and child welfare, the government is doing an injustice by not adequately funding our communities” and urges examination of the “root causes” of the epidemic. Click here to read the full Guardian article by Selena Randhawa, and here to find out more about McCormick’s vital research on Indigenous family and community health.

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