Attawapiskat declares state of emergency over spate of suicide attempts

Chief Bruce Shisheesh desperate for mental health services after 11 attempts on Saturday night alone By Kate Rutherford, CBC News, April 9, 2016 The chief and council for the Attawapiskat First Nation on remote James Bay have declared a state of emergency, saying they’re overwhelmed by the number of attempted suicides in the community. On Saturday […]

via Attawapiskat declares state of emergency over spate of suicide attempts — Warrior Publications

““When a young person tries to commit suicide in any suburban school, they send in the resources, they send in the emergency team. There’s a standard protocol for response. The northern communities are left on their own,” he said. “We don’t have the mental health service dollars. We don’t have the resources.””

Fuck. Capitalism.

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