Promoting the community’s ability to detect and respond to suicide risk through an online bystander intervention model-informed tool: A randomized controlled trial

Background: The public health sector has advocated for more innovative, technology-based, suicide prevention education for the community, to improve their ability to detect and respond to suicide risk. Emerging evidence suggests addressing the bystander effect through the Bystander Intervention Model (BIM) in education material may have potential for suicide prevention. Aims: The current study aimed to assess whether […]

Support for community mental health teams post-suicide

Suicide is a relatively common event in those seeking psychiatric care. However, its impact is nonetheless traumatic and devastating for those involved in the care of the patient. Community mental health teams (CMHTs) address every aspect of a patient’s life, which creates a unique relationship between the team and the patient. Patient suicide can have […]

Effectiveness of community facilitator training in improving knowledge, attitudes, and confidence in relation to depression and suicidal behavior: Results of the OSPI-Europe intervention in four European countries.


Safety of patients under the care of crisis resolution home treatment services in England: A retrospective analysis of suicide trends from 2003-2011.

Community care provided by crisis resolution home treatment teams is used increasingly as an alternative to admission to psychiatric wards. No systematic analysis has been done of the safety of these teams in terms of rates of suicide. We aimed to compare the rate and number of suicides among patients under the care of crisis […]

Perceptions Regarding Male Suicide and Preventative Services in Co. Kilkenny

This research set out to identify gaps in services & existing policies in addressing suicide among young rural men in County Kilkenny, Ireland. Data were obtained from interviews with service providers & focus group discussions with 15 young men. Results indicated none of the service providers had a specific focus on the problem of suicide […]

Suicide Prevention Priorities 2011

In this proposal, the Irish Association of Suicidology has set key priorities in relation to suicide & deliberate self-harm prevention, including: providing training to agencies working with people who are unemployed &/or experiencing financial hardship; guidelines for assessment & aftercare of deliberate self-harm presentations to emergency departments; expanding the Suicide Support & Information System; accreditation […]

Suicide in Later Life

In this letter to the editor, the authors discuss the importance of communication with social care services when assessing elderly patients. They are more likely than specialist mental health teams to know the older person well through their provision of services related to disability or long-term conditions. General practitioners also have much to contribute because […]

Reconciling Clinical Experience With Evidence-Based Knowledge in Suicide Prevention Policy and Practice


Alberta Takes Action on Community Helpers Collaborative Evaluation Project: Literature Review and Summary Report of Existing Evaluation Tools and Processes. Final

This report has 4 sections. The first provides the context for the literature review, describes Community Helpers, gives an outline of the report, & the literature review methodology. The second section is on the incidence of youth mental illness, youth suicide in Canada & Alberta, suicidal behaviour, risk & protective factors, & mental illness, stigma, […]

Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Clinical Practice: Applications Across Disorders and Settings


Depression in Children and Young People: Identification and Management in Primary, Community and Secondary Care

Depression in Children and Young People: Identification and Management in Primary, Community and Secondary Care

This document is the “Quick reference guide” to the full clinical guidelines.

Youth Suicide Prevention: Enlivening the Conversation

Panel Discussion: Alcohol and Substance Abuse

“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.

Suicide Prevention in Crisis Accomodation Services: Recognising the Signs Amongst the Crisis

This presentation discussed the role of crisis accommodation services in the prevention of suicide. Prioritising, communication, connection, case management, & interagency referrals were described as means of prevention. The issue of client rights in relation to crisis accommodation & the role of suicide intervention was addressed. Quality of life issues & interactive in-house education as […]

Knowing our Boundaries: the Many Roles Expected of Indigenous Community Health Workers

In recent years in Aotearoa/New Zealand, the Maori mental health worker has been emerging as a key figure within multidisciplinary teams which work in the assessment, treatment, & support of Maori people who experience mental illness. However, there is an inherent conflict for mental health workers who must decide to whom they are ultimately responsible […]

At the Edge: Working With Young People at Risk of Suicide. A Practice Wisdom Project

Suicide Prevention for Service Providers

This pamphlet provides general information for community workers who are helping a client who may be suicidal.

Code of Ethics for Working With Young People

The purpose of this Code of Ethics is to provide: a guide for people working with young people to assist them in maintaining professional practice & quality service; a guide for young people, their families & communities as to what standards of conduct they should be able to expect from service providers; & an outline […]

Facilitator’s Handbook to Accompany the Resource Manual for Prevention Workers in First Nations Communities

See SIEC #1998-0260 for information on the Resource Manual.

Sample Training Package to Accompany the Resource Manual for Prevention Workers in First Nations Communities


First Nations and Inuit Communities. A Guide: how to do Research

This guide has been written for First Nations & Inuit people in Canada who are undertaking community based research projects. Approaching research from a basic perspective, the step-by-step guide explains general research procedures. Sections include: an introduction to research, different types of research, creating a research design, evaluation, & a final report.

Training Manual for Human Service Workers in Major Disasters

This training manual is provides details on an effective response to the emotional problems which may occur when a major disaster disrupts the functioning of individuals, families, communities, & regions. Two major goals are to relieve current emotional stress & to diminish future difficulties. Includes techniques which have been developed from telephone calls to a […]