Suicide News

  Vice Chief Joseph Tsannie of the Prince Albert Grand Council said the suicide crisis is not just a youth problem, but rather an issue affecting everyone.

Prince Albert medicine gathering addresses northern Sask. suicide crisis

By Bryan Eneas December 6, 2016 - 11:08am Updated: December 6, 2016 - 11:37am

People from across Saskatchewan have gathered in Prince Albert to address the troubling youth crisis in the North.

Sturgeon Lake drum group Ironswing welcomed them with...

Grand Chief Ron Michel of the Prince Albert Grand Council put out a call for youth to attend a special event in Prince Albert Dec. 5-6 to gather input on an ongoing crisis in Northern Saskatchewan.

Chiefs call for youth input on northern suicide crisis

By 650 CKOM November 8, 2016 - 2:35pm Updated: November 9, 2016 - 6:28am

First Nations leadership is asking young people to tell them how to deal with a youth suicide crisis in Northern Saskatchewan.   Chief Bobby Cameron of the Federation of...

 U of R prof Dr. Alec Couros, a specialist in media, believes media attention around the northern suicides might cause others to kill themselves in copycat incidents.

U of R prof concerned with northern suicide media attention

By JT Marshall November 2, 2016 - 7:05pm Updated: November 3, 2016 - 6:29am

The tragic suicides of six girls, 14 and younger, in northern Saskatchewan has received a fair amount of media attention – something that worries a University of Regina...

Corey O'Soup (right), the Sask. advocate for children and youth, is planning to visit northern communities dealing with youth suicides.

New children's advocate's first day comes amid youth suicide crisis

By Bryn Levy November 1, 2016 - 6:41pm Updated: November 2, 2016 - 6:14am

Saskatchewan's new advocate for children and youth is heading north as soon as possible.   Tuesday marked Corey O'Soup's first day in the role, after taking over from the...

Grand Chief Ron Michel of the Prince Albert Grand Council said the latest suicide involved a 10-year-old girl from Deschambault Lake, about 500 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon.

10-year-old girl latest victim of suicide in northern Sask.

By The Canadian Press October 19, 2016 - 11:17am Updated: October 19, 2016 - 3:01pm

Amid heightened calls for mental health supports, a 10-year-old girl in northern Saskatchewan has taken her own life.

Grand Chief Ron Michel of the Prince Albert Grand...

Lac La Ronge Indian Band Chief Tammy Cook-Searson says the community doesn’t have the capacity or capabilities to handle their mental health needs.

'We're in a crisis:' Lac La Ronge chief calls for mental health support in wake of suicides

By Spencer Sterritt October 18, 2016 - 8:53am Updated: October 18, 2016 - 8:53am

In the wake of three girls tragically losing their lives to suicide — two from Stanley Mission and one from La Ronge — a spotlight is being shone on the lack of mental health...

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...

A report released by Kids Help Phone found one of the primary indicators for whether a teen was experiencing an issue was if they’d searched the web or social media for related information.

1 in 5 Canadian teens considered suicide in last 12 months: study

By 650 CKOM September 8, 2016 - 7:22am Updated: September 8, 2016 - 7:22am

Findings from a new study suggest a troubling trend for Canadian teenagers.

According to a report released Wednesday by Kids Help Phone, one in five teens has seriously...

John MacAulay was found dead in his cell at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre on Mar. 4.

Accused killer proclaims innocence in suicide letter to lawyer

By Brent Bosker March 10, 2016 - 12:52pm Updated: March 15, 2016 - 11:56am

A man  charged in a 2014 Saskatoon murder case set out to prove his innocence when he wrote two letters before taking his own life, according to his now former lawyer .


Saskatchewan Penitentiary in winter.

Corrections Canada to review recommendations after inquiry into suicide of inmate at Sask. Penitentiary

By Nigel Maxwell January 14, 2016 - 6:55pm Updated: January 14, 2016 - 7:00pm

The Correctional Service of Canada said they will “diligently consider” the recommendations of the coroner's jury into the suicide of an inmate at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary...

RCMP investigating the deaths of two men in Meadow Lake.

Neighbours identify men in Meadow Lake murder/suicide

By News Talk Radio Staff November 6, 2015 - 10:52am Updated: November 7, 2015 - 12:51pm

Neighbours have confirmed the identities of the two men who were found dead inside a Meadow Lake home Thursday morning in a shooting murder/suicide.

Locals said Robert...