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First NADA Webinar of 2017!

 Every year, one in five Canadians experiences a mental health problem, of which depression is a critical component. Depression is at least twice as common in people with diabetes. Health complications and poorer quality of life only add to the stress of the person with diabetes and their families.
However, there is hope. It is this hope that will be explored in the free NADA webinar on January, 18, 2017. The first presenter will be Dr. Ian Whetter. He will be speaking on decolonized strength-based solutions to empower indigenous people with diabetes on their path to wellness. Dr. Whetter is a family physician that previously worked in remote indigenous communities in Manitoba, Nunavik and Labrador. Currently, he works at Northern Connection Medical Centre and the Transgender Health Program at Klinic Community Health, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
In the second half of the webinar, Catherine MacDonald (therapist) will introduce the Art Therapy program of the Maestro Project. The Maestro Project assists youth and young adults with diabetes. The Art Therapy program is a health service that makes use of creative expressions and psychotherapy to explore thoughts and feelings. It allows participants to use art to express what would be otherwise difficult to put into words.
In addition, a participant from the Art Therapy program will be speaking about her struggles with diabetes and how art has assisted in the management of the daily stress of living with
The free webinar will be broadcast in coordination with the Saint Elizabeth First Nations, Inuit and Métis Program and the First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba.
The webinar will air live Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 12 noon central time. To register, click on the following link https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/6363586652684948993.
There will be opportunity to ask questions at the end of webinar. Questions can also be submitted ahead of time to Julia Rempel at julia@sagewaterhealth.com with “NADA webinar” in the subject line.

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