Hazelton's suicide crisis gains province wide attention


#1

The Vancouver Sun featured concerns for the youth of the Hazeltons, with an explosive front page feature story in this past weekends Saturday paper.

It’s an eye opening account of the troubles that are walking among the young and not so young of that northwest community, where since January of this year police, doctors and health officials have struggled to respond to a staggering 111 suicide attempts and eight deaths. A total that is four times higher than reported figures of just one year ago.

( from  the blog a town called podunk,  click on the link below to see the entire article  atowncalledpodunk.blogspot.com/2 … 4524  ) –


#2

This has been on the Back Burner here for sometime as well, this includes some of our out lying villages. It does seem to me that every year it does get worse, we just attended a Post Suicide workshop here in town and the players were plenty, from villages and our own community. It sure is an issue which must be addressed but I feel the young ones must have their say.


#3