Suicide prevention program helps at-risk First Nations youth – CTV

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Suicide prevention program helps at-risk First Nations youth – CTV

by pmnationtalk on January 29, 201514145 Views

January 28, 2015

Bell Let’s Talk is an initiative aimed at ending the stigma surrounding mental illness. One of the programs funded by the initiative helps to ensure at-risk First Nations community members get the help they need.

Suicide affects First Nations people in Canada at a number far greater than the rest of the population.

Aboriginal youth die by suicide five to six times more frequently than non-aboriginals, a statistic the Miramichi Community Suicide Prevention Committee is trying to change.

Trisha Francis is a member of the Eel Ground First Nation just outside Miramichi, N.B.

Read More: http://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/suicide-prevention-program-helps-at-risk-first-nations-youth-1.2210453

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