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 […]

Family Group Decision Making for Preventing Abuse of Children and Women

“Widening the Circle: Developing Partnerships for Aboriginal Mental Health,” took place September 26-28th, 1997 at the Institute of Community & Family Psychiatry of the Sir Mortimer B. DavisÑJewish General Hospital.

Injury Prevention in Davis Inlet

Working it out: the Challenge of Change From Within. A Needs Assessment for Community Self-Help

In July 1992 the government of Canada announced a moratorium on northern cod fishing. The main objectives of this project were to: 1) gather information about the effects, e.g. depression & suicidal behaviour, of the moratorium through community surveys; 2) to return this information to the communities; & 3) to provide a tool which communities […]

“I Can’t cry Anymore”

This article describes Davis Inlet as a bleak Labrador community where self-destruction is virtually a civic preoccupation. It reports on the evacuation of gasoline-sniffing youth, aged 12-14 years, to native rehabilitation centers. In providing historical context, it notes the calamity is rooted in poverty but compounded by years of government neglect of this Innu community […]

Labrador Inuit Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program

This kit has promotional materials written in both English and Inuktitut.

Suicidal Drowning

From 1987-91, 247 people committed suicide in Newfoundland. Of these, 22 committed suicide by drowning. In victims, age 50+ years, suicide by drowning represented 25% of all deaths. For females in this age group, drowning was the most common method of suicide (45.5%). The presence of alcohol or other drugs was decidely unusual in such […]

An Unusual Suicide: the Importance of the Scene Investigation

The case of a 34-year-old man who committed suicide is presented. This case history describes an unusual suicide in which scene investigation was essential in assisting the authorities in determining the manner of death. (5 refs.)

Adolescent and Pre-Adolescent Suicide in Newfoundland and Labrador

This study analyzes the records of death from hospital pathology departments & from the Office of the Chief Forensic Pathologist in Newfoundland. A suicide rate of 4.37 per 100,000 was found, which is lower than the official figures for Canada, but higher than those reported in earlier Newfoundland studies. Rates are broken down by sex, […]

The Effect of a Mental Hospital Strike on General Hospital Psychiatric Services

Data collected from 6043 psychiatric in-patient records were analyzed to assess the impact of a strike at a mental hospital on in-patient services in general hospital psychiatric units in St. John’s, New Foundland. General hospital units showed an increase in the number of involuntary admissions, the number of prior mental health admissions of patients and […]

Differences in Suicide Rates: An Examination of Under-Reporting

Mental Hospital and General Hospital Psychiatric Units: A Comparison of Services Within the Same Geographic Area

Suicide in Newfoundland and Labrador

Examined death certificate data to determine factors associated with low suicide rates in Newfoundland from 1964-73. Apart from a constant overall low rate of suicide, women & young people did not show an increase in suicide rates such as has been observed in other parts of Canada. Generally, suicide in Newfoundland shows a much older […]