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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.

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“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.

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