Year: 2003 Source: Australasian Psychiatry, v.11, suppl.1, (October 2003), p.S15-S23 SIEC No: 20041093

The authors review recent literature examining the links between the history of colonialism & government intervention & the mental health of Canadian Aboriginal peoples. They find that there are high rates of social problems, demoralisation, depression, substance abuse, suicide & other mental health problems in many Aboriginal communities. They conclude that there is clear & compelling evidence that the long history of cultural oppression & marginalisation has contributed to the high levels of mental health problems in many communities. (59 refs)