Kitikmeot tour a success for men’s suicide-prevention program – Nunatsiaq News

Feb 24, 2023

‘They were in full support of what we were doing,’ says organizer; Atii Angutiit has now gone to all regions of Nunavut

In its tour through the Kitikmeot region, the men’s suicide prevention program called Atii Angutiit was so well received that communities are already asking for the group to come back, says Sam Tutanuak, senior adviser with the Department of Health.

“They loved it,” Tutanuak said.

“They were in full support of what we are doing.”

Atii Angutiit works to help men in Nunavut communities interact more with each other, as a way to hopefully reduce suicide rates among the male population.

Men often have difficulty discussing their emotions, Tutanuak said, so allowing them to talk while they do traditional activities together helps them to open up.

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