Pangnirtung revives healing group, develops suicide prevention action plan – CBC

We want to actually turn things upside down,’ says Inuit Ilagiit board member Markus Wilcke

Jan 31, 2018

The Nunavut hamlet of Pangnirtung is developing a five-year action plan on suicide prevention, and will revive an old society to help carry it out.

This comes after a series of workshops that were held in the hamlet earlier this month.

About 140 youth, parents and elders participated in the two-week long healing programs guided by 10 facilitators and two volunteer psychiatrists from Canadian Executive Services Overseas, an international development organization based in Ontario.

Teachers and principals from the community also had their own workshop.

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