I felt like walls were closing around me’: Indigenous youth speak out on Sask. youth suicide report – CBC

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 2017179 Views

Children’s advocate talked to more than 250 teens from across the north

December 06, 2017

A year ago, Daniel Bird was in a bad place.

In 2015, his mother died suddenly in the northern community of Southend, 500 km northeast of Saskatoon. Soon after, his father moved out of the house.

“I felt like walls were closing around me,” he said. “I could just feel it starting to gently squeeze up against me, every once in a while.”

Eventually, like many teenagers in northern Saskatchewan, Bird started to consider suicide.

“I usually just stayed home, rather than go out with friends,” he said. “I usually just stayed home rather than go out and do anything.”

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/indigenous-youth-suicide-sask-report-1.4435311

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