Dreamcatcher Holistic Health Services

Why we are here

"This we know: the earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites us all. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself."
- Chief Seattle
Chief Seattle of the Duwamish and Suquamish is the namesake of the city of Seattle, Washington.

So often in life we see a problem and our first thought may be, "I wish things were different" and our second thought often is "if only someone could do something about this." These very thoughts made appearances in the minds of the founders of D.H.H.S. We saw the limitations and struggles workers in the industry, remote locations and indigenous communities faced, and rather than wish things could be different, we joined together to make the change.

Dreamcatcher Holistic Health Services is unique in its approach of holistic wellness - we created a team of diverse professionals who were leaders in their field and joined together to bring our experiences, knowledge and expertise to create our company and programs.

The Stats

Psychological Health and Safety: Construction Industry

When asked about the most dangerous aspects of construction work, falls, electrocution, caught-ins, and being struck by things are virtually always mentioned.
Sadly, suicide is the leading cause of death in the construction industry, accounting for more lives lost annually than any other workplace-related fatalities combined.
A graph showing suicide rates across different industries.
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction is the leading industry for suicide deaths, according to CDC data, with 54.2 suicides for every 100,000 individuals.
Of construction workers have experienced mental illness.
of employees have experienced mental health symptoms caused, or worsened, by work in the last year.
Average cost of mental illness per employee per year based on time lost, turnover, absenteeism.
More than 80% of Canadian employers rate mental health problems and illness to be 1 of the 3 drivers for both short-term and long-term disability claims.
"Would you openly discuss mental health with supervisors?"

These numbers are never easy to look at, but together we can be the change we want to see within our communities, industries and ourselves.

Coming together is the beginning, keeping together is progress,
working together is success.


"Even though you and I are in different boats, you in your boat and we in our canoe, we share the same River of Life. What befalls me, befalls you."
- Oren Lyons
Oren Lyons is the Onandaga Nation Chief and member of the Indigenous Peoples of the Human Rights Commission of the United Nations.

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