Summer Kelly, 15, lost her older brother to suicide last year. Now she’s taking part in a pilot project to connect Seabird Island teens to the community’s traditional culture to build a sense of identity and place. (Rafferty Baker/CBC)
Pilot project underway in Fraser Valley’s Seabird Island community
By Rafferty Baker, CBC News, April 19, 2016
Suicide is something that has had an impact on nearly every member of the Seabird Island Band in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley. When someone in the tight-knit community takes their life, it hits close to home for everyone.
Summer Kelly, 15, lost her older brother to suicide in Feb. 2015. He was 17 years old. Kelly said it was devastating, and a total surprise. She said things might have worked out differently had she and the family known what her brother was going through. Read the rest of this entry