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NEWS: Around the Arctic July 25, 2016 - 3:55 pm

Photo: ITK gets $9 million to help implement new suicide prevention plan

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Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami President Natan Obed poses with federal Health Minister Jane Philpott in sunny Kuujjuaq July 27 ahead of the launch of the organization’s National Inuit Suicide Prevention Strategy. ITK released the 44-page document, which identifies 29 objectives to help combat suicide in Canada’s four Inuit regions, which suffer from a suicide rate between five and 25 times higher than the national average. To help implement the plan, Philpott announced $9 million for Inuit-specific mental wellness programs, part of a $69 million envelope the government announced last month directed at mental health support in Indigenous communities. Read more about the newly-released strategy at Nunatsiaqonline.ca. (PHOTO COURTESY OF THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA)
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami President Natan Obed poses with federal Health Minister Jane Philpott in sunny Kuujjuaq July 27 ahead of the launch of the organization’s National Inuit Suicide Prevention Strategy. ITK released the 44-page document, which identifies 29 objectives to help combat suicide in Canada’s four Inuit regions, which suffer from a suicide rate between five and 25 times higher than the national average. To help implement the plan, Philpott announced $9 million for Inuit-specific mental wellness programs, part of a $69 million envelope the government announced last month directed at mental health support in Indigenous communities. Read more about the newly-released strategy at Nunatsiaqonline.ca. (PHOTO COURTESY OF THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA)

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