Suicide occurs across all age, economic, social, and ethnic boundaries.
- In 2013, 45 Nunavummiut died by suicide
- Suicide is preventable. Most people who attempt suicide want to live but are overcome with emotional pain and cannot see any other way to handle a situation that may seem overwhelming and impossible to bear
- Most people who die by suicide give definite warning signs of their suicidal intentions. This is one reason learning to recognize these signs and how to respond to them is so important
- Talking about suicide does not cause someone to become suicidal or increase the risk. Showing genuine concern by asking about suicide directly can be part of an immediate intervention
- Four out of five people who die by suicide have made at least one previous attempt
- Suicide occurs across all age, economic, social and ethnic boundaries
- Males die by suicide more than three times as often as females but three times more women than men attempt suicide
Youth in Iqaluit came to the office in April to pickup a beading kit which contained: 1 pack of seed beads1 roll of thread2 beading needles4 earring hooks1 E6000 glue2 leather squares2 suede squares1 black storage box All 50 kits were given away! The full tutorial is now available in English and Inuktitut for anyone.
The last Nuglugasuaq contest is snow sculptures! Send us your submission by April 1st, 12pm EST for a chance to win.
Create a short reel outside!
For adults, Youth, and children in Nunavut! March 7-18.
Progress at the Introduction to Sewing Workshop!
Beaded earring kits and tutorials by ELC Program Coordinator Julia Ogina were distributed to some Kitikmeot communities this year.
Youth in Iqaluit learned to make their own jewelry at Aayuraa Studio this February!