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Mackenzie Murphy, 17, talks to kids across Canada about suicide awareness, cyber bullying and building self-esteem.

Teen mental health advocate not shocked by youth suicide study

By JT Marshall September 9, 2016 - 8:51am Updated: September 9, 2016 - 8:51am

Mackenzie Murphy knows about pain.

On Dec. 3, 2012, the 12-year-old from Airdrie, Alta. tried to take her own life because of rampant cyberbullying.

"I felt so...

The line of honourary torch bearers for Run to Remember included armed forces veterans, RCMP, police officers, a firefighter and a paramedic.

Run to Remember recognizes all people living with PTSD across Sask.

By Adriana Christianson July 7, 2016 - 5:00pm Updated: July 7, 2016 - 5:15pm

A  line of veterans from World War 2, the Korean War, the Gulf War, Afghanistan and peace keeping missions passed a torch to police officers, an RCMP officer, a firefighter and...

Sign on locked door at INAC office directs people to George Gordon First Nation urban office.

INAC paying for 2nd office during protest camp in Regina

By Adriana Christianson April 26, 2016 - 7:04pm Updated: April 26, 2016 - 7:15pm

While a brand new office building remains locked and closed to the public, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada is paying to rent another space in Regina.

The doors to...

Tents outside INAC office on Albert Street in Regina April 20.

Regina INAC protesters demand that offices re-open to the public

By Adriana Christianson April 25, 2016 - 3:57pm Updated: April 25, 2016 - 4:00pm

A small group of protesters camping outside the office of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) in Regina are demanding that the federal government department unlock...

Mental health, stock photo.

Preventing the suicide crisis in Northern Sask. comes with challenges

By Spencer Sterritt, Miranda Brumwell April 22, 2016 - 5:27pm Updated: April 22, 2016 - 5:30pm

Isolation is the root cause of mental health issues in the region, according to mental health workers in northern Saskatchewan First Nations and Metis communities.

The...

Tents at protest outside INAC office Wednesday.

Fence taken down outside Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada office in Regina

By Adriana Christianson April 20, 2016 - 3:47pm Updated: April 20, 2016 - 4:00pm

Less than a day after it went up, the fence is coming down outside the Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada office in Regina.

The office itself is still closed, but a...

Protesters gather outside fence at Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada office in Regina.

Regina protest pushed back by fence around Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada office

By Adriana Christianson April 19, 2016 - 7:06pm Updated: April 19, 2016 - 7:15pm

Protesters are now camping on the sidewalk of Albert Street after being pushed back by a temporary fence surrounding the Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) office in...

Protesters camped outside INAC office in Regina.

Indigenous Affairs offices closed due to protest over mental health service

By Adriana Christianson April 18, 2016 - 4:58pm Updated: April 18, 2016 - 5:00pm

A small group of protestors setting up camp outside the Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) office in Regina were met with locked doors on Monday morning.

The...

Protest outside Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development office.

Advocates rally for change outside Aboriginal Affairs office in Regina

By Adriana Christianson April 15, 2016 - 7:03pm Updated: April 15, 2016 - 7:30pm

There was a rally call for change Friday at noon outside the office of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development on Albert Street in downtown Regina.

A few dozen...

Justice Clifford Toth and Dr. Michelle Stewart.

Success being found in Regina's Mental Health Disposition Court

By Adriana Christianson April 15, 2016 - 7:12am Updated: April 15, 2016 - 7:15am

For people dealing with everything from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), Regina’s Mental Health Disposition Court (MHDC) is aimed...

Community members gather for a candlelight vigil for La Loche victims outside the Saskatchewan Teachers Federation building on Jan. 24, 2016.

Issues in Attawapiskat similar to those in Saskatchewan

By Bryn Levy April 13, 2016 - 6:16pm Updated: April 14, 2016 - 11:38am

As the country reacts to a youth suicide crisis in the community of Attawapiskat, people who work in Saskatchewan's north say the same problems are rampant here.   Ken...

Saskatchewan NDP leader Cam Broten at campaign event in Regina March 2016.

Sask. NDP pledges free mental health services for youth

By Adriana Christianson March 1, 2016 - 2:12pm Updated: March 1, 2016 - 2:15pm

Saskatchewan’s NDP leader says mental health care is health care, and it’s time it was treated that way.

Cam Broten launched his party’s election platform on mental...

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