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Nine more suicide attempts by Attawapiskat residents since Tuesday, chief says | Toronto Star

6.5.16

Nine more suicide attempts by Attawapiskat residents since Tuesday, chief says | Toronto Star: “Pray for Attawapiskat,” he wrote on Twitter, adding in subsequent tweets that 50 people have been identified as having a high risk of suicide — 10 to 14 of whom are teens who’ve made multiple attempts.

Shisheesh also tweeted a photo of a letter addressed to Justin Trudeau, calling for an urgent meeting with the prime minister, Health Minister Jane Philpott, and Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett.

“While the effort of your ministers is appreciated to date, it falls short of finding a permanent solution for our youth here in Attawapiskat,” reads the letter.


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