CAMH to celebrate opening of Aboriginal Sweat Lodge for patients

by pmnationtalk on June 16, 2016465 Views

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CAMH to celebrate opening of Aboriginal Sweat Lodge for patients

CAMH is proud to celebrate the opening of a Sweat Lodge at our Queen Street West site. CAMH will be the first hospital in Ontario to have a fully operational Sweat Lodge.

Sweat Lodges are an ancient healing tradition for Indigenous Nations throughout North America and throughout the world in many cultures and regions.

Led by expert staff from CAMH’s Aboriginal Services, the Sweat Lodge will offer patients the opportunity to engage in a wholistic form of therapy based on the values, beliefs and traditions of Aboriginal peoples. The Sweat Lodge ceremony is intended to cleanse and heal the body and mind – restoring balance and wellness.

The celebration event will include formal remarks and opening of ceremonial grounds.

WHEN: 

Thursday, June 23
10:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.

WHERE:

10 White Squirrel Way
(Queen Street West and Dovercourt)

10 White Squirrel Way

INTERVIEWS:

Renee Linklater, Director of Aboriginal Engagement and Outreach, CAMH
Diane Longboat, Elder with Aboriginal Services, CAMH

For more information: Kate Richards, CAMH Media Relations (416) 595-6015 or media@camh.ca

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The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital and a world leading research centre in this field. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental illness and addiction. CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, and is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre. For more information, please visit www.camh.ca or follow @CAMHnews on Twitter.

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