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'Nothing has changed': Attawapiskat crisis part of decades-long problem


A psychiatrist who has been working with First Nations mental health services for several years says suicide crises like the one gripping the remote northern Ontario community of Attawapiskat have been a long-standing, inadequately addressed issue for decades.

Dr. Cornelia Wieman, a University of Toronto professor and the first indigenous woman to train as a psychiatrist in Canada, told CTV’s Power Play Tuesday that an alarming surge in suicide attempts in Attawapiskat didn’t happen overnight.


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