Premier Joe Savikataaq and Minister of Health George Hickes today released the following joint statement:
“Embrace Life Day means different things for different people – Reflection. Grief. Learning. Change. Hope. For us, it’s a time to remember those we’ve lost and celebrate life.
Mental health is just as important as physical health. We encourage all Nunavummiut to find time to practice self-care and positive coping skills. Every day is an opportunity to foster positive mental health and well-being, and to help support a healing journey – either your own or that of someone you love.
If you need to talk, please contact:
- The Nunavut Kamatsiaqtut Help Line (available 24 hours a day, seven days a week) at 867-979-3333 or toll-free at 1-800-265-3333;
- Crisis Services Canada’s online chat at www.crisisservicescanada.ca, or call or send a text 1-833-456-4566; or
- Isaksimagit Inuusirmi Kataujjiqatigiit Embrace Life Council toll-free at 1-866-804-2782 or visit www.inuusiq.com.
No matter what, hold on to hope. Reach out. Please know you’re not a burden and you are not alone. You are loved.”
Cate Macleod Press Secretary
Office of Premier Savikataaq