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 […]

Waterloo region suicide prevention strategy update: 2006-2011

A community profile on suicide and self-harm in Waterloo Region, 2019: Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council Research Committee phase one report

This report presents detailed research findings on suicide and self-harm in Waterloo Region. The intended audience for this report includes community service providers and decision makers to support evidence-informed program and service planning decisions. As a research committee, we aimed to be thorough in the examination of the available data to better understand the issue of suicide […]

The success of gay-straight alliances in Waterloo Region, Ontario: A confluence of political and social factors.

This article outlines how gayÐstraight alliances (GSAs) work to connect youth with community resources, and outlines the political and social context of GSAs in Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada. Discusses how the confluence of government and school board policy and community agency support facilitates the implementation, maintenance, and success of GSAs.

The Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Suicide Prevention Strategy


Suicide: Risk Assessment and Intervention for Caregivers

This pamphlet is targeted towards caregivers as a tool in performing risk assessment for suicidal persons of various ages. The pamphlet also includes information on topics such as contracting with suicidal persons, hospital admission procedures, & consultation & support services. The pamphlet concludes with emergency numbers for caregivers, support phone numbers, help lines, & specialized […]

Suicide Risk Assessment and Intervention for Physicians

This booklet on suicide risk assessment & intervention for physicians has 3 parts: 1) risk assessment (discusses general indicators, indicators for specific age groups & how to assess risk); 2) intervention (strategies, contracting & hospital admission); & 3) resources. This section lists numbers for emergencies, bereavement support, counselling, help lines, sexually transmitted diseases, birth control […]

Suicide Prevention in a University Setting

Following a general discussion of suicide among university students, details of peer counselling program at 2 Canadian universities are outlined. The program consists of a student operated telephone counselling service, a “Rap Room” where students can talk with peer counsellors, & a Birth Control Clinic where peer counsellors help with sexual problems. The author suggests […]

Fact and Artifact in the Production of the “Teenage Suicide Problem”: The Ontario Coroners’ System and the “Suicidologists”