Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Brazeau Says He Once Attempted Suicide

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Brazeau Says He Once Attempted Suicide

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Senator says he attempted suicide

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OTTAWA - A media report says Senator Patrick Brazeau once attempted suicide.

The Ottawa Citizen quotes Brazeau as saying he tried to kill himself last January amid legal and financial troubles.

In an interview with the newspaper, Brazeau said he didn't feel he had a good reason to live.

The Citizen report says Brazeau sent a picture of some of his wounds from a meat cleaver to a girlfriend who asked a neighbour to check on him.

The neighbour reportedly saw him through a window in his home and called 911 who took him to hospital.

Brazeau told the Citizen that at the time he regretted that he failed in his attempt to kill himself, but now feels differently.

"I'm just glad to be alive ... and I'm a damn lucky guy I still have my family with me," he told the Citizen. …

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