Preventing suicide in refugees and asylum seekers: A rapid literature review examining the role of suicide prevention training for health and support staff

Refugees and asylum seekers are exposed to a unique set of circumstances and experiences that are associated with an increased suicide risk. Suicide prevention training has been recognised as a central component supporting a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention. Limited literature exists exploring the role of suicide prevention training for health and support[…]

Mental health and suicide prevention in men: Evidence brief

Of the estimated 4,000 suicide deaths in Canada each year, 75 per cent are men. Suicide is the country’s second leading cause of death for men aged 15-39 (after accidental death). Research into sex differences in suicidal behaviour has revealed a gender paradox, wherein men are more likely to die by suicide, and women are[…]

Preventing suicide among women veterans: Gender-sensitive, trauma-informed conceptualization

Purpose of Review
There is growing concern regarding suicide among women veterans, who have experienced an increase in suicide rates that has exceeded that reported for other US adult populations. Recent research has bolstered understanding of correlates of suicide risk specific to women veterans. Yet most existing suicide prevention initiatives take a gender-neutral, rather[…]

Suicide behavior results from the U.S. Army’s suicide prevention leadership tool study: The behavioral health readiness and suicide risk reduction review (R4)

The U.S. Army developed a new tool called the Behavioral Health Readiness and Suicide Risk Reduction Review (R4) for suicide prevention. A 12-month evaluation study with the primary objective of testing the hypothesis (H1) that Army units receiving R4 would demonstrate improved outcomes in suicidal-behavior measures following the intervention, relative to control, was[…]

Preliminary evaluation of lived experience of suicide training: Short-, medium- and longer-term impacts of Our Voices in Action training

Despite increased participation and multiple workforce roles of those with lived experience in suicide prevention, there are no evaluated training programs to support this population. This study evaluated a training program aimed to prepare people for these important roles. Survey data at pre-, post- and at three- and 12-month follow-up were used measuring knowledge, attitudes,[…]

Implementation beyond the clinic: Community-driven utilization of research evidence from PC CARES, a suicide prevention program

While implementation and dissemination of research is a rapidly growing area, critical questions remain about how, why, and under what conditions everyday people integrate and utilize research evidence. This mixed-methods study investigates how participants of Promoting Community Conversations About Research to End Suicide (PC CARES) make sense of and use research evidence about suicide prevention[…]

Communication is key: Youth-led review of the government of Nunavut’s interagency information sharing protocol for suicide prevention

It was my observation through my role at the Nunavut Representative for Children and Youth’s Office that Nunavut’s Interagency Information Sharing Protocol (IISP) has the potential to positively impact young people, but it is not being meaningfully implemented in Nunavut communities. I also observed that there is also a lack of youth involvement in policy-making.[…]

Assessing community suicide prevention needs: A workbook for state coordinators

The purpose of this workbook is to help state suicide prevention coordinators determine whether to
conduct community needs assessments in local communities, and if so, how to prepare to conduct one. It also provides links
to additional resources that can help with CNA design, implementation, and next steps since these
processes are[…]

Addressing youth suicide through school-based prevention and postvention: Contemporary scholarship advancing science, practice, and policy

Youth suicide continues to be a significant public health issue, with especially elevated levels of suicide thoughts and behaviors experienced by marginalized students across race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and age demographics. This article highlights the importance of contemporary research informing and advancing professional efforts and also introduces a special topic section including eight articles that[…]

A suicide prevention initiative across a multi-campus university

Increasing rates of depression, anxiety, substance use, and suicidal thoughts and behaviors among college students were exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. This report describes how components of the Johns Hopkins Suicide Prevention Awareness, Response and Coordination (JH-SPARC) Project aligned with a multi-faceted strategy for suicide prevention. Key programs included suicide screening, gatekeeper trainings, and the[…]