Calling for a national strategy to deal with Canada's 'youth suicide crisis'

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Children's advocates from across Canada say it's time for Ottawa to take action to deal with what it calls a youth suicide crisis.

The Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates is calling for a national strategy to deal with suicide, which is the second-leading cause of death among children and people under 35.

President Del Graff says Canada is the only G-7 country without such a strategy.

Here in Niagara, Pathstone Mental Health operates eight walk-in clinics across the region helping youth struggling with mental health issues.

For more information on the free clinics click here.