Suicide Amongst our Indigenous Relations is on the Rise

There is a strong link between suicide and trauma. Unfortunately, for Indigenous Canadians our colonial history, of cultural genocide, manifest past traumas that increase the risk of suicide. Attawapiskat has declared a state emergency regarding the suicide crisis. Over 100 suicides have occurred in less then a year!! Dr. Carrie Bourassa along with other scholars share their opinions on this matter in the article called, Native Suicides: Intergenerational Trauma Erupts, edited by Peter D'Errico.