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First Nation students suffering from PTSD, school nurse tells inquest


Many First Nation teenagers who leave home to come to Thunder Bay, Ont., for high school are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a high school nurse in the city.

Mae Katt testified on Tuesday at an inquest into the deaths of seven First Nations students who died in Thunder Bay between 2000 and 2011.

"In the last seven or eight years, we're seeing a lot more acute conditions of mental health and substance use," said Katt, who has been serving remote First Nations as a nurse for more than 30 years.


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