Kingsclear First Nation holds week of healing – CBC

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 2016845 Views

Mar 23, 2016

Comes in response to recent rash of suicides and attempts

A number of suicides and attempted suicides in Kingsclear First Nation in the past year has prompted the community to hold a week of healing events.

Andrew Solomon, the prevention and mental illness coordinator for the community, said that since Cpl. Ron Francis killed himself in October 2014, there have been three suicides in the community, where fewer than 800 people live.

“After we lost Ronnie Francis, we’ve had other suicides and other young deaths in the past year and a half,” said Solomon.

“So our crisis team, we started thinking of how we can help our community with their grief.”

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