A Framework for the Development of a Suicide Prevention Strategy

The purpose of this document is provide recommendations or strategies aimed at the prevention of suicide in London-Middlesex. 5 key recommendations include: improve intervention & treatment for those at risk of suicide; improve interventions & support for those affected by suicide; increase efforts to reduce access to lethal means of suicide; increase research activities; & […]

Immediate Family Crisis Intervention as Preventative Mental Health

This presentation discussed the preliminary evaluation of the Family Consultant program of the London (Ontario) Police Department. The program featured a crisis intervention team operating in conjunction with the municipal police force. Results of the evaluation suggested the program appeared to be an effective & useful mechanism for crisis intervention.

Correlates of Suicide Attempts and Ideation in Schizophrenia

A group of 118 patients with a hospital diagnosis of schizophrenia was reviewd. The incidence of suicide attempts was significantly correlated with more frequent past psychiatric admissions, more frequent past diagnoses of schizophrenia, & poor work function. It was found that the apparent relationships could be spurious or based on a reversed causal sequence; for […]

Suicide in Children and Adolescents

Suicide Information for Physicians and Mental Health Care Providers: Risk Assessment and Intervention

This handbook provides physicians & other health care workers with suicide assessment & intervention techniques. Psychological, sociocultural & medical/psychiatric risk factors, risk factors for youth & elderly, key points for risk assessment, tips for evaluating suicide potential in patients, intervention “do’s” & “don’ts”, & family physician protocols for non-emergency, emergency & acute suicidal risk are […]

Help! Teenage Suicide: Information for Young People

The Tragic Events Response Team Guidelines

The Management of Suicidal Persons in London and Middlesex County

London/Middlesex Suicide Prevention Council

This pamphlet outlines the history, recent activities & goals of the London/Middlesex Suicide Prevention Council.

Children’s Hospital of Western Ontario: Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

This pamphlet describes the services of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Children’s Hospital of Western Ontario.

Suicide Prevention Services

This 1-page sheet gives some background information about the programs & services available from the Canadian Mental Health Association’s London/Middlesex branch. The planned extension of services is outlined.

Helping a Suicidal Student: Information for School Personnel

This flipchart-style pamphlet was designed to help teachers & counselors identify those students who are at high risk of suicidal behavior. It outlines: influences & causes of suicidal behavior; warning signs of suicidal risk (physical, mental, social, emotional); risk assessment & intervention strategies; intervention do’s and don’ts; ethical/legal considerations in preventing a suicidal act; examples […]

Comparative Evaluation of Microcounseling & Sensitivity Training With Hotline Workers

This study compared the effectiveness of microcounseling, sensitivity training, & a control condition as procedures for training hotline workers in counseling skills. Subjects were volunteers for CONTACT, a London, Ontario telephone service. Research methodology is provided. Participants in the microcounseling group were judged to be more empathetic in their responses: they gave fewer advice-laden responses, […]

Microcounseling Versus Programmed Learning: Comparative Effectiveness With Hotline Workers

The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of microcounseling, programmed learning with role-play practice & feed back, & a no-training control condition on the development of counseling skills in hotline workers. Subjects were 25 volunteers from CONTACT, a London, Ont. telephone service. Research methodology is provided. Findings suggested that microcounseling & programmed […]

Teenage Suicide: A Preventive Approach: Information for Young People

A Canadian Mental Health Association pamphlet designed for adolescents to help them identify clues to suicidal behavior & suggesting ways they can intervene and/or get help. Community resources available in the London, Ontario, area are listed. (NBB)

Adolescent Suicide: A Preventive Approach: Information for Parents

A Canadian Mental Health Association pamphlet for parents of adolescents, providing information about suicide, describing warning signs, & suggesting ways parents can intervene. Resources in the London, Ontario, are included. (NBB)

Adolescent Suicide: Information for School Personnel

A pamphlet for school personnel, published by the Canadian Mental Health Association, that provides information about suicide, describes common warning signs, & suggests how school personnel can help. Resources in the London, Ontario, area are listed. (NBB)

Adolescent Suicide Awareness Training Program

This comprehensive training manual was designed to show that suicide is preventable, to provide information on adolescent suicide, to heighten awareness of personal attitudes toward suicide & to increase competency in crisis management skills. The manual includes procedures & tools for educator, parent & student seminars & provides a crisis intervention workshop for school personnel. […]

Family Consultant Service With the London Police Force

Psychosocial Dysfunctions as Precursors to Amphetamine Abuse Among Adolescents

Drinking and Self-Injury: Toward Untangling the Dynamics

Introduces the following: (1) alcoholism contributes to suicide; (2) alcoholism is chronic suicide or a temporary substitute; & (3) that alcoholism & suicide are effects of the same cause. 2 explanations are derived from (1) to examine prior consumption of alcohol’s role in cases of nonfatal self-injury: (a) this kind of drinking may precipitate more […]

The Self-Injury Patient: Sociological and Medical Profiles and Implications for Prevention (IN: Self-Destruction Behavior, ed. A R Roberts)

Factors Affecting Reported Rates of Self-Injury

The magnitude of variation in reported rates of self-injury suggests that factors other than actual incidence affect these rates. Factors that relate to the scope of the reporting network & to the intensity of contacts within this network are examined to determine their effect on the reporting process. Differences in study design & reporting procedures […]