Hope and Healing Art Contest

March 1, 2016

Why does art inspire hope and healing?  A study by Roger S Ulrich, Ph.D., a behavioural scientist who conducts research on the effects of healthcare facilities on medical outcomes, found that patients who looked out of a hospital room to a view of nature went home at least one day sooner than those who looked […]

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Introducing Kimberly Masson, Executive Director for Embrace Life Council

February 1, 2016

My name is Kimberly Masson and I was recently hired as the Executive Director of the Embrace Life Council.  My family and I have lived in Iqaluit, Nunavut for nine years.  I was formerly the Guidance Counsellor at Inuksuk High School and have spent just shy of 20 years in Education.  Prior to that I […]

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Mental health support available to Nunavummiut during coroner’s inquest

September 16, 2015


Mental health support is available for anyone attending the coroner’s suicide inquest in Iqaluit from September 14 to 25, 2015. Two rooms on the third floor of the Iqaluit courthouse have been designated for mental health support. In communities, people needing support can go to their local health centre and request to see a mental […]

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Stop Calling Suicide Victims ‘Selfish’

April 8, 2015


There’s no questioning that suicide is catastrophic. It’s absolutely incomprehensible to me and most others that a person would feel so terrible, so trapped, so desolate that she would want to end her own life. Yet, it seems every time the topic of suicide comes up, someone attacks suicide victims by calling them “selfish.” I’ve […]

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