Sask. woman starts Christmas card drive for First Nation in midst of suicide crisis

Linda Johnson lived on the Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation for seven years while raising her children. She says she still returns when she can. "It's our home and we love it," she said.

Johnson said that while there are issues in the area, a recent suicide crisis shocked her. The community declared a state of crisis after a 10-year-old girl was the latest in a string of members to take their own lives. Since then, at least seven other young people have attempted suicide and been taken to hospital. "I've been grief stricken and I just don't understand," Johnson said. "It breaks my heart to think that children as young as 10 years old thinks that this is the only way." Read more ...