A ceremony in support of suicide prevention

The fifth annual Puttautiit suicide prevention, healing and grieving conference gets underway in Salluit, Nunavik. The conference, which began on Sept. 29 and wrapped up today, opened with the lighting of a qulliq, a moment of silence and a candle-lighting ceremony, as well as speeches. Musical performances followed, entertaining the 87 attendees from across Nunavik. The conference is held in a different community every year, helping delegates work through the grief and trauma caused by suicide, and giving them a means of managing it. The theme of this year’s conference is “Inuugumaniq—Promoting Life.” (Photo courtesy of Reach Out Nunavik)

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