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 […]

Development and Validation of the Self-Harm Reasons Questionnaire

This study examined a newly developed, self-report measure of reasons for self-harm. The Self-Harm Reasons Questionnaire (SHRQ) was administered to 143 undergraduate students. Results indicated self-harm reasons covaried in meaningful & internally consistent ways, with subgroups of self-harm reasons correlating with hypothesized concomitants of self-harm, such as depressive symptoms. Findings have implications for prevention & […]

You’ll get by With a Little Help From a Friend

A United Way member pamphlet giving general information on the youth helpline in Halifax NS.

Help Line Orientation & Resource Manual

This manual is in two parts. The first discusses the development of the Help Line, its objectives & services, & the duties of on-call volunteers. In the second part, communication skills & examples of the different types of calls, including suicide, are presented. The last section of this part includes an orientation for the new […]

Suicidal Behavior In Halifax, Nova Scotia: With Some General Observations

A brief report of suicide statistics–completed suicide, attempts with lethal intent (a new category) & other attempts–is presented, along with the highest risk group in Halifax County. Suicidal behaviour relative to depressive illness & reactions to stress and/or psychiatric illness is discussed & patterns of behaviour relevant to preventability are described. Reactions of physicians & […]

Suicide and Suicide Attempts in Metro Halifax

This study investigated suicides, suicide attempts, suicide gestures, & self-destructive behaviors among the population of metro Halifax. The official suicide rate of 15.8/100000 is corrected, from the findings, to 129. They calculate rates for gestures & attempts at 368 & 336 respectively. They state, however that their results are only rough approximations as it was […]