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Iqaluit focus group wraps up interviews for capital of territory

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An October 23, 2013 focus group in Iqaluit reviewed emerging themes from individual interviews in the capital conducted over the past year with members of the justice and health sectors, community organizations and elders. The focus group discussion centred around four themes: i) the need to understand how communities and sectors define and identify  mental illness ii) the importance of reconciling contemporary and Inuit conceptions of mental health rehabilitation  iii) the need to explore community capacity issues to support a mental health court diversion program iv) the importance of inter-sectoral collaboration for effective mental health problem-solving in Arctic criminal courts.  I wish to thank focus group members for their interest and engagement in this study and for their feedback in relation to emerging study themes.

 

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