To help stem wave of suicides, Nunavik gathering seeks to connect families with services – Nunatsiaq News

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November 02, 2018

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Nunavik communities will create their own emergency plans to better respond to suicide crises in the region.

That was one commitment to come from a two-day meeting led by Nunavik’s school board, Kativik Ilisarniliriniq, on Oct. 30 and Oct. 31 in Kuujjuaq, organized to respond to a recent wave of suicides among Inuit youth.

Roughly 60 people representing a number of regional organizations took part in the two-day gathering, including the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services and its regional suicide prevention committee, Illusiliriniqmi Pugutjiutini Qimirruniq.

KI called the meeting last month after a wave of suicides reported in various communities. Many of those who died were youth who attended KI schools, and the school board said it felt overwhelmed trying to respond.

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