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NEWS: Nunavut October 31, 2016 - 2:00 pm

Photo: Learning to recognize and help friends in crisis

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Cecile Guerin leads an Applied Suicide Intervention Skill Training, or ASIST, workshop for Nunavut Sivuniksavut students in Ottawa Nov. 1. The suicide intervention and prevention training program runs over four days this week at NS. Guerin is currently Nunavut's territorial ASIST co-ordinator. Although Nunavut has implemented a suicide prevention strategy to combat what Premier Peter Taptuna has called
Cecile Guerin leads an Applied Suicide Intervention Skill Training, or ASIST, workshop for Nunavut Sivuniksavut students in Ottawa Nov. 1. The suicide intervention and prevention training program runs over four days this week at NS. Guerin is currently Nunavut's territorial ASIST co-ordinator. Although Nunavut has implemented a suicide prevention strategy to combat what Premier Peter Taptuna has called "a crisis," ASIST training has been lacking, according to documents tabled in the Nunavut legislature in November 2015. (PHOTO COURTESY JACK HICKS)

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