Bearskin Lake Suicide Reaches Queen’s Park – 89.5 The Lake FM

September 21, 2018

The suicide of a 13 year old girl on the Bearskin Lake First Nation is touching the hearts of MPP’s at Queen’s Park.

Kiiwetinoong MPP Sol Mamakwa asked for a moment of silence in the memory of the young girl.

That was after he asked the premier what he was doing to address the suicide epidemic on northern first nations.

“Two years ago the suicide rate for children under the age of 15 in first nations I represent was 50 times higher than the national average. But what has changed since these children took their own lives? This is a health crisis…this is a mental health crisis.”

Mamakwa says leaders in the community are afraid the suicide of the 13 year old girl might trigger another round of deaths in their community.

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