News of the discovery in B.C. of even more children lost to the residential schools has a devastating impact on all of us. The SHLA wants to highlight mental health and crisis resources for anyone struggling at this time.
National Indian Residential School Crisis Line
1-866-925-4419 – telephone line that has been set up to provide support to former students and those affected by the recent news out of Kamloops/Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation. People can access emotional and crisis services.
Hope for Wellness Help Line
1-855-242-3310 or online chat at hopeforwellness.ca Offers immediate help for all Indigenous peoples in Canada 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Counselling and crisis intervention are offered in English, French, Cree, Ojibway, and Inuktitut. Counsellors can also work with you to find other wellness supports that are accessible near you.
Other Saskatchewan Specific Resources
White Raven Healing Centre – https://allnationshealinghospital.ca/departments/white-raven-healing-centre/
Prince Albert Grand Council Holistic Wellness Centre – https://www.pagc.sk.ca/health/programs-and-services/holistic-wellness-centre/
Prairie Spirit Connections – https://prairiespiritconnections.com/