In 2012, the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention recommended more education in suicide prevention for mental health professionals. This study of social work instructors (N = 225) explored attitudes, beliefs, and feelings toward teaching suicide content in practice courses; the content covered; barriers to teaching about suicide; and desired supports. Overall, instructors were confident and perceived themselves […]
A systematic review of school-based interventions aimed at preventing, treating, and responding to suicide-related behavior in young people.
BACKGROUND: Suicide, in particular among young people, is a major public health problem, although little is known regarding effective interventions for managing and preventing suicide-related behavior. AIMS: To review the empirical literature pertaining to suicide postvention, prevention, and early intervention, specifically in school settings. METHOD: MEDLINE, PsycINFO, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials […]
Promoting Mental Health and Preventing Suicide: a Toolkit for Senior Living Communities HHS Publication No. SMA(10)4515, CMHS-NSPL-0197
This Toolkit contains resources to help staff in senior living communities promote mental health & prevent suicide among their residents. A comprehensive framework incorporating three essential approaches is used. The approaches are: 1) whole population approach – activities & programs that benefit the mental well-being of all residents; 2) at-risk approach – strategies ensuring that […]
Addressing Suicide Potential and Prevention in Rural and Frontier Areas: Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Rural Primary Care Providers. Summary Report
This mental health curriculum provides lesson plans for Grades 4 to 6. Each lesson includes background information for teachers, the objective(s) of the suggested activities, teaching content, activities & fact sheets, & suggested assessment strategies.
This book of 15 case studies was created to describe the clinical & personal experiences of counsellors & mental health professionals who have served suicidal clients. The case vignettes are true, changed only to protect client anonymity. Each case provides practical, realistic, & useful guidance for assessment & treatment.
Manual for Estimating the Economic Costs of Injuries due to Interpersonal and Self-Directed Violence
This manual begins by discussing the rationale for estimating the economic costs of violence, the objectives of the manual, & target audiences. The next 3 chapters discuss: defining violence & measuring its occurence; methodological approaches to estimating the magnitude & costs of violence-related injuries; & guidelines. The fifth chapter presents 3 case studies from Brazil, […]
This document provides the curriculum that makes up the STORM training. There are 4 modules: assessment; crisis management; problem solving; & crisis prevention. The package contains a pre-course introduction participant pack & the participants’ handbook.
This handbook is divided into 4 parts. The first covers risk indicators & myths & facts about suicide. The second part discusses preventive measures, including what to do, what to say, & positive interaction techniques. The third part is on crisis intervention and the last section outlines what to do if a suicide attempt or […]
Talking Together About Death: a Bereavement Pack for People With Learning Disabilities, Their Families & Carers
This resource pack is specifically designed for families & carers to share the experience of death & bereavement with those with learning disabiliites. The package is set up so that materials can be selected to best meet the needs of the individual in exploring, discussing, & sharing personal feelings & experiences. The package contains a […]
In this letter to the editor, Berman questions whether the conclusion reached in a study by Bryan & colleagues that the mnemonic IS PATH WARM interfered with the participants’ ability to learn warning signs of suicide is accurate due to the lack of a fair & reasonable test based on understanding the purpose of a […]
This comic book relates the story of Brianna, an Aboriginal teenager who develops a gambling problem. She finds help in traditional teachings & practices.
This lesson plan is intended for high-school students, Grades 11 & 12.
This document is the facilitator’s guide for peer gatekeeper training. The training is designed for peer leaders from middle school to college. This program has three phases – the associated activities for each are included in the guide: peer gatekeeper training; peer-to-peer education; & ongoing focused teen-led prevention.
The Bounce Back Book: Birth to 2 Years. Laying the Foundation for Resiliency in Your Infant & Toddler
See SIEC #2007-0363 for a companion title on building resiliency skills in preschoolers.
The purpose of this self-directed course is to give social workers an understanding of the suicide prevention process, to teach them the needs of individuals who are suicidal, & to familiarize them with available resources.
What Types of Resources do we Need?: the Views of Stakeholders Involved in Suicide Prevention in Scotland
This article presents findings & recommendations emerging from interviews with a diverse range of professionals in Scotland. Views were explored on known & available resources/materials that have as an objective suicide prevention, intervention or postvention. In particular, interviewees were asked how they felt existing resources could be improved, & to identify whether, & if so […]
Chapters in this book include: Suicidal Behaviors in Adolescents; What do we Know About Effective Treatments for Suicidal Adolescents?; Dialectical Behavior Therapy; DBT Program Structure; Dialectical Dilemmas for Adolescents; Assessing Adolescents; Orienting Adolescents & Families to Treatment & Obtaining Commitment; Individual Therapy With Adolescents; Including Families in Treatment; Skills Training With Adolescents; Assessing Progress, Running […]
This report provides an update on the activities & accomplishments of the Centre for Suicide Prevention.