Public health and suicide prevention

Cliquez ici pour la version française Click here to view all our fact sheets on suicide. These fact sheets are a collaboration between the Centre for Suicide Prevention and the Mental Health Commission of Canada. Introduction Suicide in Canada is an ongoing public health crisis. While it continues to be a high-ranking cause of death […]

The accuracy and reliability of suicide statistics: Why it matters

infoExchange is an original resource that examines topics relating to suicide in a way that encourages conversation, written in an editorial style. This article is also available in a condensed blog version. Suicide has been a hidden and unspoken action for centuries. Religious proscriptions and, later, legal penalties kept it underground and secret. In western […]

Physician-Assisted Death/MAID and Suicide

References Bill C-14: An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in dying). (2016). Assented to June 17, 2016, 42nd Parliament, 1st session. Retrieved from the Justice Laws website: https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/PDF/2016_3.pdf Brody, H. (1995). Physician-assisted suicide: Family issues. Michigan Family Review, 1(1), 19-28. de Groot, M., de […]

Injury prevention and suicide

Cliquez ici pour la version française Click here to view all our fact sheets on suicide. These fact sheets are a collaboration between the Centre for Suicide Prevention, the Mental Health Commission of Canada, and the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention. What is it? Injury prevention aims to reduce harm and increase safety for individuals, […]

Aiming for Perfection: The Zero Suicide Movement

infoExchange is an original resource that examines topics relating to suicide in a way that encourages conversation, written in an editorial style. There is a movement within healthcare systems striving to eliminate suicide. Fittingly, it is called the Zero Suicide Movement. When I first heard this name a couple of years ago, I did a […]

What additional resources are needed to prevent suicide?

Having people trained in suicide intervention and suicide prevention is not enough to prevent suicide. That’s a huge step, and that’s something all of us can do but there are four big categories for suicide prevention that are promoted by the World Health Organization; four big categories of categories or initiatives that we can do. […]

Does Canada need a national suicide prevention strategy?

 infoExchange is an original resource that examines topics relating to suicide in a way that encourages conversation, written in an editorial style. Canada is the only G8 country without a national suicide prevention strategy — indeed one of the few industrialized countries in the world without one. The United States, Australia, Japan, Scotland, England, and […]