Suicide clusters and contagion: Brief for addictions and mental health, Alberta Health Services.

Grande Prairie and area experienced a cluster of suicide between April and June 2012 — 8 suicides were reported to the Suicide Prevention Resource Centre. The high school had been previously affected by the deaths of 4 high school football players in a motor vehicle crash in the fall of 2011. In the days, weeks[…]

Men at Risk

This pamphlet describes the Men at Risk program. This program is targeted to adult men working in the trades, industry, & agriculture, & those who interact with them. Program content includes information on healthy ways to cope with problems, what to do if someone is at risk of suicide, & resources for getting help.

Literature Review: Men at Risk Suicide Prevention Program Evaluation

The authors were engaged by the Alberta Mental Health Board to do a formative evaluation of the Men at Risk Program, developed in Grande Prairie, Alberta. In addition to stakeholder consultation, a literature review was completed to summarize up-to-date research regarding workplace stress, suicide prevention programs, & the mental health provision challenges related specifically to[…]

Agricultural Service Provider Suicide Awareness Presentation

The kit also contains an adaptation of this presentation for trade & industry workers.

The Race is not Only for the Swift but for Those who Keep on Running. Preventing Suicide in men

Grande Prairie and Area Safe Communities: Suicide Prevention in Men Project

L.earning I.nformed F.unctional E.nriched Life Kit

Suicide Prevention Program

This article reviews the activities of the Alberta Northwest Region’s Suicide Prevention Program, based in Grande Prairie. The program serves the largest geographical area in the province. The following aspects of the program are discussed: principles; unique challenges; brochures; “The Breakfast Club” – a program for teens; firearm safety; and Native problems.

Getting Help

This 2-page pamphlet produced by the Suicide Prevention Program in Grande Prairie lists resources that adolescents may access. Community agencies are grouped under the following headings: 1) abuse, violence, crime; 2) crisis lines; 3) thoughts & feelings; 4) birth control, pregnancy, sexuality, AIDS; 5) drugs/alcohol; 6) drop-in community centres; 7) legal help; & 8) other[…]

Alberta Regional Suicide Data

This kit contains rates of suicide & other data for regions of Alberta including Calgary, Cold Lake, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Grande Cache, Grande Prairie, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, and Red Deer for the period 1987 to 1992.