The "Lighting a Candle: Ceremony of Remembrance" was held yesterday night on the occasion of the 2nd annual regional Suicide Prevention Conference that is happening in Chisasibi from September 10 to September 14, 2018. Around fifty delegates, Elders and members of the community took part in this beautiful event organized in the Auditorium of the Mitchuap. Elder Stephen Pepabano started the ceremony with the following words: "As you light the candle and you see the flame, remember the life lost to suicide and to forgive them and praise that life into the light". There was a sense of togetherness and support that transcended in the room which reiterated again how much "Suicide Prevention is everybody's business".
To learn more about mental health and suicide prevention in Eeyou Istchee, visit this page: http://www.creehealth.org/health-topics/mental-health