Rankin Inlet rallies to demand better mental-health resources – Nunatsiaq News

Nov 30, 2021

Rankin Inlet residents of all ages marched to end stigma about mental illness and rally for more resources to address high suicide rates on Sunday.

“There’s just too many people dying by suicide in Nunavut,” said Meagan Akumalik Netser, one of the organizers.

Netser said about two dozen community members joined the walk, beginning and ending at the Turaarvik hotel, despite snow and winds gusting up to 50 km/h.

The march came about two weeks after a similar rally was held by Iqaluit youth.

With the highest suicide rates in Canada and some of the highest rates in the world, Netser said Nunavut needs change.

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