NDP MP Charlie Angus Launches Campaign for Suicide Prevention Action Plan

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NDP MP Charlie Angus Launches Campaign for Suicide Prevention Action Plan

NDP Indigenous youth critic Charlie Angus speaks to reporters about his motion (M-174) calling for a national action plan on suicide prevention. The plan would include establishing culturally appropriate community-based suicide prevention programs, creating a national public health monitoring program to prevent suicide and identify at-risk groups, and establishing national standards for training people engaged in suicide prevention.

Joining Angus at the Ottawa news conference are Randall Crowe (mental health worker from the Deer Lake First Nation); Natan Obed (president, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami); Grand Chief Jonathan Solomon (Mushkegowuk Council); Chief Isadore Day (Ontario Regional Chief); Julie Campbell (executive director, Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention); Dr. Laurent Marcoux (president, Canadian Medical Association); Mike Villeneuve (CEO, Canadian Nurses Association); and Marilee Nowgesic (executive director, Canadian Indigenous Nurses Association). (May 22, 2018) (no interpretation)