Project Related Publications

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Kirmayer, L.K., Oda Sheiner, E., Geoffroy, D., (2016). Mental Health Promotion for Indigenous Youth. In Hodes, M. and Gau, S. eds., Positive Mental Health, Fighting Stigma and Promoting Resiliency for Children and Adolescents. Published by Elsevier. 

Boksa, P., Joober, R. & Kirmayer, L.J. (2015). [Editorial] Mental wellness in Canada’s Aboriginal communities: Striving towards reconciliation. Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, 40(6): 263-365.

Kirmayer, L.J. (2015). [Editorial] The health and well-being of Indigenous youth. Acta Paediatrica, 104(1): 2-4.

Kirmayer, L. J., Sehdev, M., & Isaac, C. (2009). Community resilience: Models, metaphors and measures. International Journal of Indigenous Health, 5(1), 62.

Wexler, L., Chandler, M., Gone, J., Cwik, M., Kirmayer, L.J., LaFromboise, T., Brockie, T., O’Keefe, V., Walkup, J. & Allan, J. (2015). Advancing suicide prevention research with rural American Indian and Alaska Native populations. American Journal of Public Health, 105(5): 891-899

Crawford, D. (2016). Sustainable community based prevention work: An example from collaboration with our Indigenous partners. In Dombrowski, K. and Gocchi Carrasco, K. eds., Reducing Health Disparities: Research Updates from the Field

Walls, M. L., & Whitbeck, L. B. (2011). Distress among Indigenous North Americans generalized and culturally relevant stressors. Society and mental Health, 1(2), 124-136.

Whitbeck, L. B. (2006). Some guiding assumptions and a theoretical model for developing culturally specific preventions with Native American people.Journal of Community Psychology, 34(2), 183-192.



“Culture and community resilience: A social-ecological perspectives,” institute of Health and Social Policy, McGill, January 23, 2015.

 “Cultural safety in mental health services for Indigenous peoples,” Wabano Healing Centre, Ottawa, February 19, 2015.

 “Understanding suicide among Indigenous peoples: From social determinants to prevention,” Brain and Mind Research Institute, Mental Health Policy Unit, University of Sydney, Australia March 13, 2015.

 “The well-being of Northern Indigenous peoples: An overview,” Circumpolar Wellness Conference, Arctic Council, Iqaluit, March 25, 2015.

 “Culture and context in global mental health,” Global is Local: Advancing Community Mental Health Globally, McGill University, April 14, 2015.

Kirmayer, L.J. “Suicide Prevention with Indigenous Peoples” (Chair), International Association for Suicide Prevention, Montreal, June 17, 2015.

Moderator, “Mobilizing youth for resilience and healing,” Reducing the Incidence of Suicide in Indigenous Groups (RISING SUN), Anchorage, Alaska, September 19, 2015.

 “Co-constructing knowledge in global mental health,” & “Interdisciplinarity in Global Mental Health Research,” (Talk to the Expert), 22nd Canadian Conference on Global Health, Montreal, November 5, 2015.

Kirmayer, L.J. Global Mental Health, American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Denver, November 22, 2015.


Results from the original evidenced-based program: Strengthening Family Program (SFP)

Johnson-Motoyama, M., Brook, J., Yan, Y., & McDonald, T. P. (2013). Cost analysis of the strengthening families program in reducing time to family reunification among substance-affected families. Children and Youth Services Review, 35(2), 244-252.

Bröning, S., Kumpfer, K., Kruse, K., Sack, P. M., Schaunig-Busch, I., Ruths, S., ... & Thomasius, R. (2012). Selective prevention programs for children from substance-affected families: a comprehensive systematic review. Substance abuse treatment, prevention, and policy, 7(1), 1.

Gomila, M. A., Orte, C., & Ballester, L. (2012). Le Programme de compétences familiales en Espagne: l’efficacité de l’approche familiale dans les programmes de prévention des dépendances à la drogue et l’alcool chez l’enfant. Drogues, santé et société, 11(2), 18-39.

Kumpfer, K. L., Alvarado, R., Smith, P., & Bellamy, N. (2002). Cultural sensitivity and adaptation in family-based prevention interventions. Prevention Science, 3(3), 241-246.


Indigenous perspectives on research collaboration and knowledge creation

Walker, R. D., & Bigelow, D. A. (2011). A constructive Indian country response to the evidence-based program mandate. Journal of psychoactive drugs, 43(4), 276-281.