Young children pushed to the brink by family violence

Young children pushed to the brink by family violence

Shine spokesperson Jill Proudfoot said suicidal thoughts were common among those who had experienced or witnessed family violence… she wanted more focus on the link between family violence and suicide. "When we talk about youth suicide, I hear people say we need more mental health services for these youth, but... what they really need is a safe home," she said.

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“I would not have made it this far without Shine’s support. Shine helped me when I hit bottom and there was no hope, then supported me with everything, before and after the birth of my son. You gave me the strength to stand on my feet and look forward when I was miserable and suicidal. I have my life and freedom back as I have a new warm and safe place and my ex-partner is in prison. Thank you for saving my life and my son’s life!!” a Shine client