Substance use disorder and suicide

Updated September 2022 Expert reviewer Dr. Kenneth Conner Psy.D., M.P.H., Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center Dr. Conner is a noted researcher on alcohol and drug use and suicidal behaviours. Introduction Substance use disorder is the second most frequent risk factor for suicidal behaviour after depression. People who are experiencing a […]

What does successful recovery look like?

infoExchange is an original resource that examines topics relating to suicide in a way that encourages conversation, written in an editorial style. Recovery, noun, 1. A return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength. -Oxford English Dictionary. …recovery means not a narrow definition of ‘cure’ but rather a broader concept of a journey […]

Substance Use and Suicide

The 5 things we wish teachers knew about substance use and suicide. PowerPoint Slides (PDF) Further Reading Websites Suicide Prevention Education Alliance – Adolescent Depression and Substance Abuse Psychiatric Times – Clinical Implications of Substance Use and Suicidality among Youths A history of substance use is a strong and independent risk factor for adolescent suicide ideation, […]

Trauma, Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention

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Alcohol Dependence and Suicide

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