Shamattawa Suicide Emergency

Shamattawa Suicide Emergency

WINNIPEG - A Manitoba First Nation has declared a state of emergency after a suicide last week and several attempts.

The suicide involved a mother of four and one of the attempts just the other day was by a seven year old girl.

Shamattawa Chief Eric Redhead says the child is unresponsive in Children's Hospital in Winnipeg.

In declaring the emergency, Chief Redhead asked Health Canada for mental health workers to be flown into Shamattawa which is about 800 kilometers northeast of Winnipeg.

TOPICS:   Manitoba News

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