The death of four young people in the northern part of Saskatchewan in recent weeks led off debate in the provincial legislature Wednesday.
NDP interim leader Trent Wotherspoon says young people in the North are in crisis following recent suicides.
Premier Brad Wall says more support is coming.
He says a number to call for help is in place, it is 811.
As well, he says there are several suicide prevention workshops planned in the north in the coming weeks.
Wall says there are no words to express his sorrow at the tragedy of four young people committing suicide in Northern Saskatchewan.
The province wants to work with the health region and the school board to provide more support to young people.
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However, a Saskatchewan aboriginal leader says governments need to spend more money on programs to help prevent young people from committing suicide.
Chief Bobby Cameron of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations says the effect of substance abuse on communities is a factor.
He says First Nations can’t afford to lose so many young people.