A cry for help

A cry for help

August 28, 2020

28 August, 2020

A 15-year-old emailed us that she was being physically and verbally abused by her mother, and had started to self-harm and even attempted suicide as a result.

A 15-year-old emailed us that she was being physically and verbally abused by her mother, and had started to self-harm and even attempted suicide as a result. Our Children and Youth Unit connected her to a children’s aid society and the Kids Help Phone crisis line. We followed up with her a few days later and she told us the children’s aid society had visited her, and things had started to improve at home.

Learn more about the Children and Youth Unit which answers questions and takes complaints about child protection services.
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