Association between cannabis use disorder and self- and other-directed aggression

Cannabis is the most widely used drug worldwide. Data about the association of cannabis use with aggression is heterogeneous. The objective of the current study was to assess the nature of the association between cannabis use disorder (CUD) and self-directed, other-directed, and combined aggression. We used data from the National Survey on Drug Use and […]

Many Helping Hearts: Peer Gatekeeper Training in Suicide Risk Assessment. Program Evaluation

This report evaluates the gatekeeper training program for suicide risk assessment. Information about the program & organization is included. Data was collected about knowledge & competency attitudes towards assessing suicidal risk from youths before & after completing the program. The results indicate a significant increase in knowledge, skills, & attitudes as a result of a […]

Many Helping Hearts: an Evaluation of Peer Gatekeeper Training in Suicide Risk Assessment

This study evaluated the efficacy of gate keeper training with high school peer helpers. Significant gains in knowledge about suicide & skills for responding to suicidal peers were found to be evident immediately after training & 3 months later. There was also significant improvement in positive attitudes toward suicide intervention following training. The research offers […]

The Fine Heart of Listening. Need Crisis and Information Line: Suicide Prevention in the Schools Pilot Project Evaluation Report

File also includes an executive summary of the project evaluation.

New Youth Suicide Prevention Education Program in the Capital Region

Victoria’s NEED Crisis & Information Line has recently developed & is delivering a youth suicide prevention program to secondary students in the Greater Victoria area. This article describes the program. The project was evaluated & the findings are summarized. Concludes that NEED is fullfilling a vital role by providing this service to the school districts […]

Mobile Emergency Response and Telephone Crisis Lines: a Partnership Between Professionals and Volunteers

Method of access (3rd party referrals from police, physicians, other service providers) to the Victoria Emergency Mental Health Services (EMHS) response team became a problem for families & clients who wanted more direct access to the team. An integrated services agreement with the NEED Crisis Line offers: individuals more direct access to the EMHS team; […]

Bereavement Care: a Plan for Grief Support (Volume IV in a Series of Hospice Resource Manuals)


When Children Grieve: a Guide for Offering Support to Grieving Children


You’ve got a Friend: Suicide Prevention & Intervention

This book was designed by the Kwagiulth Nation Uraban Society as a self help model for First Nations groups dealing with suicide. Some of the aspects covered include: raising the awareness about suicide; the role of KUS in the community; the evolution of the healing circle; personal stories; helping others; myths and facts about suicide; […]