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

April 13, 2016

CTV News | Apr. 12, 2016

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. Watch more.