Capital News Online: Human rights and Canada

By Kirsten Fenn and Karen Henderson |

Living in the largest and least populated province of Canada, Nunavut Inuit face a unique and mounting mental health crisis.

Compared to Prince Edward Island, the province with the lowest number of suicides per 100,000 in 2011, the results are shocking.

Teens aged between 15 to 19 have the highest suicide rates. Male teens committed suicide four times more often than female teens between 1994 and 2014.

[Feature image © Mike Beauregard Creative Commons license]

Karen is an Alberta-born journalist with a love of travelling, photography, and tap dancing. She has worked at the Edmonton Journal and at the Ottawa Citizen, covering city news and events. She travelled to Guatemala over the summer for her masters research project, delving into corporate social responsibility in the extractive industry.

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