Suicide prevention workshop launches in Nunavik – Nunatsiaq News

Groups can take half-day training on how to recognize and respond to people in need

4 February 2020

As part of Suicide Prevention Week, Nunavik’s health board is launching a series of workshops on suicide prevention across the region.

“We are quite proud of the official launch of the Reach Out workshop. It is developed by Inuit for Inuit; it exemplifies the importance for solutions to come from our own communities,” said Minnie Grey, executive director of the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services, in a Feb. 3 news release.

“In suicide prevention, each person can play a role, and with the Reach Out workshop, we provide Nunavimmiut with tools to strengthen the social fabric.”

The Reach Out workshop is designed to help participants be aware of suicide risks and support people who may be thinking about killing themselves.

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