Inuit-led suicide prevention strategy to focus on mental wellness, healing past trauma

A new strategy to prevent suicide among Canada’s 60,000 Inuit was unveiled by Natan Obed, the president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, in partnership with Health Canada in Kuujjuaq, Que., today. Obed choked back tears as he talked about his own family and described the generations of trauma that have contributed to a high rate of suicide among Canada’s Inuit.

Written By

Catherine Cullen

Publisher

CBC News | Politics

Date Published

July 27, 2016