No one is unworthy of health and help: – Yorkton This Week

No one is unworthy of health and help: – Yorkton This Week

by ahnationtalk on August 4, 202034 Views

Durocher makes 639-kilometre for suicide awareness

August 4, 2020

It all started on July 2 when Tristen Durocher started his 639-kilometre journey from La Ronge to Regina with friend, Christopher Merasty.

Now that Durocher has made it to Regina and the steps of the Saskatchewan Legislature on July 31, his work will continue with a hunger strike on the lawns of Wascana Park.

Surrounding his teepee, faces of loved ones lost to suicide on display with permission from their families. When people see the faces, the youngest a girl of 10, Durocher wants people’s hearts to break. Durocher even knows some of the faces.

“I know children who are eight years old when they took their lives … these are not just statistics, these are human beings. And these are children. These are innocent people, who for some reason felt so hopeless that they couldn’t even believe in tomorrow,” he said in a press conference on Aug. 2.

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