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Premier Savikataaq and Minister Hickes recognize Embrace Life Day 2020

10 September 2020

Statement

Premier Savikataaq and Minister Hickes recognize Embrace Life Day 2020

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.”

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Media Contact:

Cate Macleod
Press Secretary
Office of Premier Savikataaq
867-975-5059
cmacleod@gov.nu.ca