The Globe & Mail: Mental-health support is scarce in Nunavut, but an Inuit-language counsellor training program could change that
The Globe & Mail: Mental-health support is scarce in Nunavut, but an Inuit-language counsellor training program could change that
The Globe & Mail: Mental-health support is scarce in Nunavut, but an Inuit-language counsellor training program could change that
The Globe & Mail: Mental-health support is scarce in Nunavut, but an Inuit-language counsellor training program could change that
The Globe & Mail: Mental-health support is scarce in Nunavut, but an Inuit-language counsellor training program could change that
The Globe & Mail: Mental-health support is scarce in Nunavut, but an Inuit-language counsellor training program could change that
The Globe & Mail: Mental-health support is scarce in Nunavut, but an Inuit-language counsellor training program could change that
The Globe & Mail: Mental-health support is scarce in Nunavut, but an Inuit-language counsellor training program could change that
The Globe & Mail: Mental-health support is scarce in Nunavut, but an Inuit-language counsellor training program could change that
The Globe & Mail: Mental-health support is scarce in Nunavut, but an Inuit-language counsellor training program could change that

The Globe & Mail: Mental-health support is scarce in Nunavut, but an Inuit-language counsellor training program could change that

Pat Kane
Photographer based in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
In May, I travelled to Clyde River for a @globeandmail story with reporter Kelly Grant about Our Life’s Journey, an Inuit-led trauma, suicide prevention and mental health training program offered through the Ilisaqsivik Society. The program trains Nunavumiut both preventative and emergency skills in dealing with mental health crisis’ in communities that do not have consistent mental health care workers, let alone any who speak Inuktitut or know the families who’ve experienced systemic, colonial trauma which has lead to such high rates of suicide in the territory. Unfortunately, due to politics and red tape, funding for Ilisaqsivik’s many programs is in jeopardy - funding they desperately need and many residents rely on. I was lucky enough to meet some wonderful people in Clyde River who shared their space and very personal stories with us. I hope you read about this great program that is doing so much good for all of Nunavut.
Mental-health support is scarce in Nunavut, but an Inuit-language counsellor training program could change that
The training program is called Our Life’s Journey, and it is unique in Nunavut
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The Globe & Mail: Mental-health support is scarce in Nunavut, but an Inuit-language counsellor training program could change that
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The Globe & Mail: Mental-health support is scarce in Nunavut, but an Inuit-language counsellor training program could change that by Pat Kane The Globe & Mail: Mental-health support is scarce in Nunavut, but an Inuit-language counsellor training program could change that by Pat Kane The Globe & Mail: Mental-health support is scarce in Nunavut, but an Inuit-language counsellor training program could change that by Pat Kane
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