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A 13-Year-Old Girl Has A Heartbreaking Plea To Parents In Attawapiskat To Talk To Their Kids

"I'll just let you parents know there is a lot of young people having suicidal thoughts."

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The suicide crisis has touched Hookimaw personally. According to APTN, she lost her cousin in October to suicide, and one of her 12-year-old friends was rushed to the hospital on Friday after an overdose.

“She almost didn’t make it,” she said. "They say that nobody asks them if they are OK or not. I tell them that people do care and they say that they don’t and I have to repeat myself over and over to tell them.”

If you are in a crisis, see a list of resources in Ontario here. You can also call the Teleheath Ontario hotline at 1-866-797-0000.