The main objective of this study is to trace the life course of those who died as a result of suicide in Nunavik between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2018. This group will be compared with two other distinct groups: a second group made up of individuals who have made one or more suicide attempts in their lifetime, and a
third group from the general population who have never attempted suicide.
Using a life trajectory methodology, this study made it possible to trace the life events, the progression of developmental adversity, the presence of mental health problems, and the presence of protective factors in all the individuals who were part of this study.
Data from the Quebec Coroner’s Office indicate a 300% total gradual increase in the suicide mortality rate in Nunavik communities from 2014/2015 to 2018. The findings of this study reveal that among the 63 deceased individuals, 60% died before the age of 19,10% died between 20 and 24 years of age and 10% between 25 and
30 years of age. We also observe a significant increase in the number of suicides, particularly in Kuujjuaq, Puvirnituq, Salluit and Inukjuak.