Year: 2009 Source: First Peoples Child & Family Review, v.4, no.1, (2009), p.20-27 SIEC No: 20090537

This article discusses the appropriateness of using mental health promotion as a prevention & healing tool for Canadian Aboriginal youth dealing with issues of suicide. Strengths of mental health promotion in the context of this population are reviewed as are the limitations. In response to the analysis, recommendations are proposed that could guide the development of future mental health promotion programs. (33 refs.)