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SUICIDE PREVENTION IN THE NORTH

 

 

Nunavut presents anti-suicide action plan

 

Alaska Federation of Natives Convention holds suicide prevention hearings

 

Working Group meeting

Sept 26-30, 2011

Khanty-Mansiysk, Khanty-Mansiysk AO-Yugra (Russia)

 

At the 10th General Assembly in May 2011, the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug-Ugra came up with the initative to create a Working Group for the implementation of a new project entitled "Suicide Prevention in the North". Representatives from Nunavut, Canada, also stressed the urgent character of suicide prevention for all the Northern Forum member regions.

 

A meeting to develop a work plan for the above Working Group will be held in Khanty-Mansiysk, September 26-30, 2011, during the International Conference on Sustainable Rural Development in the North.

 

Specialists from Nunavut, Khanty-Mansiysk and other regions are expected to attend, and Andrei Novikov, Head Doctor of the Khanty-Mansiysk Okrug-Ugra Psychoneurological Dispensary will head the Working Group.

 

For more information and to register for the meeting, please contact Larissa Chernyavskaya.

 

 

Materials on suicide in the North

 

Alaska - State of Alaska Suicide Prevention Council
Alaska - Suicide Hospitalizations
Nunavut - Annirusuktugut - Suicide Intervention and Prevention
Nunavut - Suicide (Globe and Mail article, July 2007) 
Greenland - Suicides 2009
Hope and Resilience Conference - Report