Year: 2013 Source: Surrey, B.C.: Author, 2012. 89 p. SIEC No: 20130907

The BC Representative for Children and Youth noted in their November 2012 report on Youth at Risk of Suicide and Self-harm – Òevery child has a right to succeed Ð some require more help than othersÓ and that the impact of child and youth deaths from suicide are Òvery significant in Aboriginal and First Nations communities, where suicide rates among youth are five to six times higher than those of non-Aboriginal youthÓ. The Representative acknowledged the tremendous challenges faced by some Aboriginal communities, and believes that much more must be done to support them as they work to improve the well-being of their children and youth.

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