Arthritis At Home Episode 157: The connections between intergenerational trauma, pain, mental health and addiction and arthritis
In October 2022, Canada’s Premiers announced the recipients of the Council of the Federation (COF) Award for Innovation in Mental Health and Addictions Care. Presented in each province and territory for innovative initiatives that positively impact mental health and addictions care, the award recognizes individuals and organizations excelling in the field. In this episode of Arthritis At Home, we talk to Dr. Terri-Lynn Fox, Director of the award-winning Kainai Wellness Centre, about the importance of the award, what support and services the Centre offers and how it works, and the connections between intergenerational trauma, pain, mental health and addiction and the arthritis connection.
Dr. Fox is from the Blood Tribe, within the Blackfoot Confederacy, and practices her Siksikaitsitapi ways. Dr. Fox has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology; a Master’s degree in Sociology; and a Doctoral degree in Education. Her dissertation focus was Indian Residential Schools and the specific Perspectives of Blackfoot Confederacy People on the experiences of Survivors from the Blackfoot Confederacy from six residential schools, and most of her research is on and about Indian Residential Schools. Dr. Fox is both directly and indirectly affected by Indian Residential Schools. She is the daughter of two Survivors of an Indian Residential School and is a survivor of Indian Day Schools, herself. She is blessed with four children and six grandchildren.
Additional learning resources:
- Canada’s Premiers Announce Recipients of the Award for Innovation in Mental Health and Addictions Care News Release
- Blood Tribe Department of Health: Kainai Wellness Centre
- Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action 18-24 and the Arthritis Community
- The Papal Apology: Dr. Terri-Lynn Fox’s Personal Reflection