After losing sister to an overdose, woman dedicates life to helping Indigenous youth – CBC

by ahnationtalk on April 8, 2019169 Views

Jaylene Delorme-Buggins is working with youth empowerment group Live Different

Apr 07, 2019

After struggling with addiction and her own mental health issues, Jaylene Delorme-Buggins has dedicated her life to helping youth.

Now the Yellowknives Dene First Nation woman is travelling across the country to talk to Indigenous youth about suicide and mental health.

“As a teenager I struggled a lot of with addictions, taken off from home, and even at one point, being sent to Calgary from Yellowknife for treatment for 11 months,” Delorme-Buggins told CBC from Island Lake, Sask. She has spent the past two months on the road.

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