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Canadian Community Declares Emergency after 11 Suicide Attempts

The aboriginal community of Attawapiskat First Nation in Ontario has declared a state of emergency after 11 of its members attempted suicide this past weekend. Twenty-eight suicide attempts were reported last month in the Northern-Canadian community of 2,000 people. Bruce Shisheesh, chief of the community, tweeted Monday that Canadian health authorities were flying in a crisis team of mental health nurses and social workers. Federal agency Health Canada also said it had sent two mental...

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