Eskasoni Crisis Centre extends hours, services after rash of deaths in community – CBC

by ahnationtalk on March 5, 201997 Views

‘The suicides were impacting everybody,’ says centre’s team lead

Mar 04, 2019

The Eskasoni Crisis Centre is expanding its hours and services following a rash of deaths in the First Nations community.

Eskasoni’s chief held a news conference in mid-January, appealing for government support in the wake of a number of “expected and unexpected” deaths in the region’s largest Mi’kmaq community.

The chief would not say how many people had died, but CBC learned that three people had died by suicide over a period of several weeks in late 2018 and early 2019.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/eskasoni-crisis-centre-extends-hours-services-1.5039595

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