Postvention needs assessment for those bereaved by suicide in Edmonton: Living Hope Community Plan to Prevent Suicide in Edmonton. September 2022

The purpose of this report is to provide the City of Edmonton’s Living Hope plan with an initial understanding about what postvention supports are required for those grieving a death by suicide. The needs assessment focuses specifically on the City of Edmonton. This research is intended to support other work being completed through the Living […]

Edmonton suicide trends

The data is derived from the AHS Injury Surveillance Dashboard. The AHS Dashboard gathers data throughout regional zones in Alberta. This report focuses in on the Local Geographic Areas within the City of Edmonton. The dashboard was most recently updated in August 2020. This most recent data is presented in this document. Data sources are […]

University of Alberta suicide prevention framework

Mental health and wellness is an important aspect of student affairs at the University of Alberta, and no aspect of mental health is more compelling than the prevention of suicide among the student population. In November 2014, the Dean of Students called for the development of a university-wide suicide prevention framework. Although the U of […]

Living hope: A community plan to prevent suicide in Edmonton 2018-2021.

The Committee worked to develop actions and activities within the three areas that research demonstrates have the potential to move the needle on suicide prevention: •• awareness and education •• accessibility to the full continuum of services •• addressing the needs of higher risk populations Responsibility for implementation will be divided among key stakeholders, each with a […]

Edmonton Suicide Prevention Strategy 2016-2021.

Suicides are preventable. Although each story is unique, it is possible to piece together the commonalities which provide a better understanding of why suicide occurs and what needs to be done. In recognition of this, the Edmonton Suicide Prevention Advisory Committee came together in January 2015 to explore how to prevent suicide in the city. As […]

Campus crisis: Alberta post-secondary schools grapple with mental health issues.


An Ecologic Study of Parasuicide in Edmonton and Calgary

From 1986 to 1999, the suicide rate in the Edmonton Regional Health Authority (RHA) was greater than that in the Calgary RHA. As a result, the authors conducted a study to determine whether a similar relation holds for parasuicide, & if so, whether the pattern can be explained at the ecologic level by sociodemographic factors. […]

Suicide Bereavement Support Groups: Making them Work

Crisis & Suicide Prevention

Youth One’s Peer Support Program

“A Friend in Need” – Mental Illness and Suicide

Flumazenil in Drug Overdose: Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study to Assess Cost Effectiveness


Sex Differences in Rates of Depression: Cross-National Perspectives


Final Report for Community Lottery Board Project: Multicultural Translation of Suicide Prevention/Bereavement Material

Multicultural Translation of Suicide Prevention/Bereavement Material Project: Final Report


A Population-Based Study of the Association Between Pathological Gambling and Attempted Suicide


Attitudes of Terminally ill Cancer Patients About Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Predominance of Psychosocial Determinants and Beliefs Over…

The authors conducted a survey of 100 patients with terminal cancer in order to assess whether their attitudes about euthanasia/physician-assisted suicide (PAS) were determined by their symptomatic distress. Most patients (69%) supported euthanasia or PAS for one or more situations. The association between these attitudes & symptoms was weak. Agreement with euthanasia was significantly related […]

Intercultural Suicide Prevention Project Evaluation

Social Dysfunction and Mental Illness in a Community Sample

The purpose of this study was to determine the extent of the association between psychiatric disorders & various social problems. The Diagnostic Interview Schedule was administered to a community sample of 3258 individuals & the association between 8 core psychiatric disorders & 8 social problem behaviours (including attempted suicide) was determined. The results confirmed findings […]

The Adolescent Voice: Stress, Coping & Identity

The intent of this study was to find out how adolescents cope with the stresses in their lives. This was done by giving adolescents the opportunity to describe the everyday stresses they face & the methods of coping they use. An exploratory, descriptive design using an ethnographic approach to analysis was utilized. Stresses were centered […]

Help-Seeking for Psychiatric Disorders

The proportion of people with a disorder who sought help & what categories of professional help were sought were studied in a 2-stage interview of adults in Edmonton. Of 1964 subjects reinterviewed, 570 met criteria for a DIS/DSM-III diagnosis in the year preceding the interview. For those with a diagnosis, female gender & age (under […]

Healing Ourselves – Healing Each Other. Relevance and Accessibility of Mental Health Crisis Services: a Consultation With the Salvadorian Community in Edmonton

This study examines the situation of the Salvadorian community in Edmonton with respect to mental health concerns & access to mental health crisis services. The study is based on a 1996 survey of 81 Salvadorians living in Edmonton. Some of the findings of the report include: trauma pertaining to war & political persecution is a […]

A Model for Community-Based Immigrant Mental Health Care: Case Study in the Latin American Community in Edmonton, Alberta

An interactive model for community based mental health was developed out of an analysis of several initiatives undertaken by the Mennonite Centre for Newcomers & The Support Network with members of the Latino community of Edmonton. It describes the relationships,tensions & dynamics between the various players: different parts of the community including natural caregivers, community-based […]