People who die by suicide feel that their problems are too big for them to control. They think that ending their life is the only solution, but it’s not.
People who have thoughts of suicide feel depressed for a long time. They feel hopeless but can feel better if they reach out for help.
What does it look like?
Someone who is feeling hopeless can often stop doing the things they used to do and like. They may act differently and unlike themselves, like being really tired or irritable all of the time. They may distance themselves from their friends or family. They may begin to rely on substance use like drinking or smoking. They may also, start saying unusual things like: It’s just not worth it.
How do I know if I need help?
If you are:
- Feeling desperate and hopeless
- Worried you might hurt yourself or someone else
- Alone with no one to talk to
If you have:
- Made a plan
- The means to hurt yourself or someone else (e.g. pills or a weapon)
- Attempted suicide or hurt yourself
Please seek help from someone you are comfortable and feel safe with.
Please do one of the following
- Call the local Emergency Response Service (view list of contacts in your community)
- Go the nearest Health Centre
If you need to talk to someone, but are not in crisis, click here to check out other ways that you can get help!
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!