Weekly Health Update # 3 With AFN Community Health Nurse
- Published: April 21 2020 10:05
Weekly health update with AFN Community Health Nurse
This weekend was a tragic weekend for Nova Scotia and for Canada. Families, friends and communities are hurting and I want to send my deepest condolences to anyone affected by this tragedy. These past 5 weeks have been difficult as it is, so trying to process this can be very difficult. As Premier Stephen McNeil said, “it’s okay to feel sad, or angry, or hopeless, but what’s not okay is to bear all those feelings alone.” Check in with friends and family. As well, please reach out to any of these numbers listed below for help. You are not alone.
Our Mental Health services provided by NSHA are still being offered via telephone.
|Kelly Breau, NSHA Adult Clinician||(902)740-3083|
|Michael Ross, NSHA Adult Clinician||(902)521-5128|
|Heidi Mitton, NSHA Child and Youth Clinician||(902)247-3429|
|Brynn Davies, NSHA Child and Youth Clinician||(902)670-4923|
|NS Mental Health Mobile Crisis Line||1-888-429-8167|
Eskasoni FN has offer the services of the Eskasoni Crisis and referral line services. These services can be offered in Mikmaw and English.
Eskasoni CRISIS AND REFERRAL SERVICES
TOLL FREE 1-855-379-2099
CMM Mental Wellness Team:
Canada Drug Rehab Addictions Services Directory: 1-877-746-1963
Crisis Services Canada: 1-833-456-4566 or text 45645
First Nation and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line: 1-855-242-3310
Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868
National Eating Disorder Information Centre: 1-866-633-4220
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
NS Website: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/mental-health/?fbclid=IwAR1BYqLhtjbLIHnTz9lS-mq_TEoWHhF-dfZgwPTLI1a1P-8I9gDqYweswng
(Click the link and scroll down to find Therapy Assistance Online, and MindWell-U a free 30-day mindfulness challenge starting every Tuesday)
Best links to get information:
Please see our Facebook page: AFN Community Health and answer the joining questions for access. Frequent updates, resources, and links will be posted there.
Nova Scotia Government: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/
Nova Scotia Health Authority: http://www.nshealth.ca/coronavirus
World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
WHO advising on pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding: https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-on-covid-19-pregnancy-childbirth-and-breastfeeding
Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line: call 24/7 1-888-429-8167
Kids Help Phone: call 24/7 1-800-668-6868
text CONNECT to 686868
or chat online on their website
If there is anything else that you are looking for more information about or ideas on nutrition, physical activity during isolation, coping strategies, child and youth health, etc., please let me know and I can look into helping you, as well as, the community.
Stay safe and take care of yourself