Nunavut's coroner calls inquest into suicides

Last year, 45 people in Nunavut took their own lives, the highest level of suicides ever recorded in the territory. Nunavut has had a suicide crisis since becoming a territory in 1999.

Lynn Ryan Mackenzie is the Nunavut government’s executive director of mental health and addiction.

“We're all trying to coordinate and move this agenda forward however we can,” she says. “We know that suicide has overlays in terms of homelessness and mental health, poverty.”