Randy Littlechild, executive director of health services in Maskwacis, says there is hope now that the Alberta government will help fund a crisis line. (CBC)
Alberta child advocate adds voice to concerns about ‘alarming’ suicide rate among aboriginal youth
By Gareth Hampshire, CBC News, Dec 3, 2015
First Nation leaders in Maskwacis say they are pleased there appears to be growing awareness at the provincial level about the shocking number of indigenous youths taking their own lives.
They were responding to a report released Tuesday by Alberta child and youth advocate Del Graff, which said that more than half the deaths or cases of serious injury under investigation by his office this year involved aboriginal youth who attempted or died by suicide. Read the rest of this entry