Nunavut-specific video made for suicide prevention

Via Scoop.itNunavut

A suicide first aid course in Nunavut will now feature made-in-Nunavut video.

The new material replaces a generic film used during Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, or ASIST. The course teaches people, through film and discussion, how to help someone who is suicidal.

“The core of the curriculum is unchanged, and it’s a curriculum that’s used around the world,” said Jack Hicks, an ASIST instructor in Iqaluit.

“A million people have taken it in different languages. But it’s just giving it a northern feel so that people are just that much more comfortable with it in the classroom.”

The ASIST course is part of the territory’s Suicide Prevention Strategy.



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