FASD And Suicide Prevention Conference Concludes

Friday, March 28, 2008 at 14:07



A community wellness worker says Aboriginal people need to empower themselves with more education on fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and suicide.


Clarence Pine, of the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, was attending a youth FASD and suicide prevention conference in Saskatoon this week.


Pine mentors a 14-year-old mother with suicidal tendencies who was attending the same conference, and he also has a stepdaughter who tried to take her own life.


He says FASD is a big problem in his community, and adds not everyone exhibits signs of it — so it then becomes a hidden problem.