New strategy aims to tackle high suicide rates among Métis youth – CBC

Dec 15, 2022

Alberta Métis people have suicide rates at nearly double the rate of non-Indigenous Albertans: MNA

The Métis Nation of Alberta has launched a suicide prevention strategy that aims to connect youth to their identity and community.

Census data released in 2019 showed suicide rates among Métis are nearly double those of Albertans who don’t identify as Indigenous.

MNA’s Life Promotion Guide was developed in partnership with Alberta Health Services.

It followed a suicide prevention report which gathered Métis experiences, knowledge, and perspectives to inform a Métis-led response to suicide, the MNA said in a news release.

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