Another girl reportedly dead by suicide in northern Sask.
There have been a number of suicides in northern Saskatchewan in recent weeks.
CTV Prince Albert
Published Wednesday, October 19, 2016 9:39AM CST
Last Updated Wednesday, October 19, 2016 11:22AM CST
Another youth has reportedly committed suicide in northern Saskatchewan.
The girl, only 10 years old, is believed to be a resident of Deschambault Lake.
The chief of Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation said he learned of the suicide Tuesday afternoon. He said the girl is one of the youngest to die by suicide that he’s heard of.
“It really hit home. After the tragedies in Stanley Mission and going through that, you know we've experienced that before with our young people,” Chief Peter Beatty said Tuesday. “It's a real hard thing to deal with, especially when you're dealing with people of that age. They have so much life to live and so much to look forward to.”
Two girls from Stanley Mission and a third girl in La Ronge also died by suicide in the last week, and the Lac La Ronge Indian Band says there have been at least nine other attempts.
The federal government addressed the tragedy on Oct. 14, saying they will fund the costs for three mental health therapists for the community until the end of December.