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 […]

Hamilton Suicide Prevention Strategy First Edition

The purpose of this strategy is to guide the development of an integrated, coordinated, comprehensive suicide prevention approach in the Hamilton community. The objectives are: to increase community commitment to participate in the strategy; to increase awareness in every part of the community that suicide is a significant health problem & that it is preventable […]

Psychogeriatric Referrals to an Emergency Psychiatric Service

This presentation reviewed the results of a retrospective survey of 67 patients, over the age of 65, who were referred for emergency psychiatric assessment. The data gathered was compared & contrasted with a control group of emergency room patients, matched for age.

A Short-Stay Intensive Care Multi-Disciplinary Unit for Parasuicides


Delineating the Population Served by a Mobile Crisis Team: Organizing Diversity


Providing Psychiatric Backup to Family Physicians by Telephone

This paper examines whether links between psychiatric services & family physicians can be strengthened & additional support provided for family physicians if a psychiatrist is available by phone to respond to clinical calls from family physicians. A psychiatrist, who visited 18 physicians in 5 practices, provided telephone back-up. All calls were documented & analyzed at […]

Suicide and the Older Adult

Suicide Bereavement Support Group …for Those who Have Lost a Loved one Through Suicide. “You are not Alone”

Suicide Prevention Crisis Line

Depression in Caregivers of Impaired Elderly Family Members (IN: Depression and the Social Environment: Research and Intervention With Neglected Populations, edited by P Cappeliez & R J Flynn)

Literature review of depressive symptomatology on primary family caregivers shows negative aspects of caregiver burden include: need for physical relief from caregiving, health problems, deficits in caregiving knowledge, skills & problem-solving & inadequate self-help support networks. Strongest evidence of depressive symptoms are shown in studies of caregivers of demented relatives. Hamilton’s Caregiver Support Program – […]

Urinary Catecholamines and Cortisol in Parasuicide

This article describes a study of 42 patients tested within 24 hours of admission to an Ontario hospital. Suicide attempters has significantly higher norepinephrine than did control patients with suicide ideation. In contrast, urinary dopamine, epinephrine, the NE/EPI ratio, urinary free cortisol, & serum cortisol did not differ between groups. Data is provided for 4 […]

Council on Suicide Prevention, Hamilton & District, Incorporated

This pamphlet briefly describes what the Council on Suicide Prevention is, what the Council’s objectives are, & what kinds of services they offer.

Suicide! What is it?

This pamphlet offers, in point form, information on what suicide is, warning signs of possible suicidal intent & what to do to help. Telephone numbers for Hamilton area resources are also provided.

Suicide! My Friend at School is Talking About it. What can I do?

This pamphlet offers advice for adolescents who have a friend who is suicidal. Information is presented on what to do, some causes of suicidal thoughts, warning signs, & where to take the suicidal friend for help.

Suicide Among the Aged

This pamphlet presents information on how to help an elderly person who is suicidal, some warning signs of possible suicidal intent, & some causes of suicide in the aged. Telephone numbers for Hamilton area services are also provided.

The Family and Social Dynamics of Adolescent Parasuicide

In this study, 45 teenagers who had attempted suicide were followed up with direct contact for a year. The females identified problems with family conflict, relationships with the opposite sex, school & work situations, & relationships with peers. The male adolescents were more likely to be in legal trouble, & suffer feelings of inadequacy, isolation, […]

A Handbook for the Caregiver on Suicide Prevention

St. Joseph’s Opens 4-Bed Suicide Unit

A brief news article from CANADIAN HOSPITAL, December 1969, announcing the opening of a 4-bed suicide unit in St. Joseph’s hospital, Hamilton, Ontario, to be headed by psychiatrist Isaac Sakinofsky. (NBB)

Adolescents at Risk: Suicide Prevention

The Hamilton, Ontario, Board of Education, has developed an educational program for secondary students to provide knowledge about suicide & suicide prevention. The contents of the module, ADOLESCENTS AT RISK: SUICIDE PREVENTION are summarized.

Suicide in Doctors and Wives of Doctors

This paper reviews previous studies on the subject and introduces new data. Standard mortality ratios (SMRs) reflecting suicide are given, demonstrating high figures for single women doctors, male physicians, and doctors’ wives (in ascending order). SMR’s for cirrhosis and accidental deaths appear also in tables and are contrasted with other professions. A discussion including possible […]

Suicide in Evolutionary Perspective

A Domicilary Follow-up of Suicide Attempters: Conclusions Regarding Prediction and Treatment

Socio-Economic Implications of Early Family Disorganization in the Lives of Suicide Attempters