There was a message on my phone Christmas Eve from Nancy:
“Mom, I really miss you tonight. My family is so messed up and I feel so alone and discouraged. We’re trying to make life different for our little girl, but it’s hard. I love you and I’m glad you love me, but I feel so sad.”
Nancy was my foster daughter 25 years ago when she was a teenager on the streets in Winnipeg. She came from a hurting family that came from a hurting culture with a heartbreaking story of abuse and injury. Sometimes I get discouraged and wonder .
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Honouring Life Network: Aboriginal youth suicide prevention website.
This website has a number of useful and informative resources. There a videos about supporting those affected by suicide or struggling with suicidal thoughts as well as youth talking about how to prevent suicide and honour life. There are numerous ideas for Aboriginal youth and those working with Aboriginal youth. Continue reading Link: Aboriginal Youth Support