Baker Lake holds suicide prevention meetings, after 3 deaths in a month – CBC

Nunavut community seeks more alcohol education programming in wake of suicides

Jan 23, 2019

Officials with Nunavut’s Health Department are in Baker Lake this week for a series of suicide prevention meetings, following three suicides in the community since late December.

Victor Akande, the executive director for health operations for the Kivalliq region and Barb Funk, the region’s mental health manager are meeting with local groups to talk about what types of support they need.

“This is not something the Department of Health, or the Nunavut government alone can do. Part of the effort has to come from the community, we all have to work together.” Akande said.

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