Mental Health and Suicide in Indigenous Communities in Canada

For the past year, I, and other medical students from across Canada, have been collaborating on a position paper on the tragic topic of suicide in Indigenous communities. It is a topic that shakes me to the core and fuels my motivation to work in the health sector. The paper outlines important historical events that have contributed to the current state and statements on how we as medical students would like to alleviate aspects of the issue. It can be found on the Canadian Federation of Medical Students under Position Paper and also by clicking here. It is a paper I am proud of. We spent many long hours researching it, writing and rewriting it. I hope it does some good.