15 Thunder Bay groups sign commitment to respond to tragic events – CBC

May 09, 2019

Representatives from 15 agencies in Thunder Bay, Ont., including health services, school boards and First Nations groups, convened Wednesday at an Indigenous support services centre to sign a commitment to work together in responding to youth suicide and other tragic events.

Events such as severe accidents, threats and deaths by illness and suicide, impact people in Thunder Bay every year.

Tina Bobinski, the assistant director of mental health at Dilico Anishinabek Family Care, said traumatic events really “immobilize our community in terms of peoples’ emotional, mental, spiritual and physical well-being,” and that it’s important that all parties involved “stay current, in terms of the best practices around responding” to suicides and other events.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/tragic-events-memorandum-thunder-bay-1.5128437

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