This section summarizes the information gathered from research participants as well as the documentation review.
- Mental health is identified as an intervention priority in the region for the past several years.
- Few statistics are available on the state of mental health of Nunavik Inuit. Most participants however agreed that mental health problems are on the rise.
- Several factors appear to affect or aggravate Inuit mental health problems, including the cultural discontinuity, lack of housing, drug and alcohol use, lack of population knowledge about mental health problems, chronic socio-economic difficulties and unemployment.
- Key targets identified for an eventual mental health program are youth and men. Individuals suffering from serious mental...