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Premier, health minister release joint statement on Embrace Life Day

Premier Joe Savikataaq and Health Minister George Hickes released a joint statement Thursday in recognition of Embrace Life Day.

Health Minister George Hicks.
NNSL file photo

“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, 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

"No matter what, hold on to hope. Reach out. Please know you’re not a burden and you
are not alone. You are loved.”