Alberta suicide stats by region and age

Alberta’s provincial suicide statistics broken down by region and age. Compiled by the Centre for Suicide Prevention Last update: July 14, 2021

National guidelines for seniors’ mental health: The assessment of suicide risk and prevention of suicide

The aim of these guidelines is to improve the assessment, treatment, management and prevention of key mental health issues for seniors, through the provision of evidence-based recommendations. The recommendations given in these guidelines are based on the best available evidence at the time of publication and when necessary, supplemented by the consensus opinion of the[…]

Counselling the bereaved: Caregiver Handbook. (Rev. ed.)

This booklet contains a summary of the major points made during the Counselling the Bereaved Workshop. It will allow you to review many of the concepts learned during the workshop, while also providing additional related information and a list of recommended readings and resources. while the booklet provides background information on counselling the bereaved, it[…]

Mental health needs of Albertans: Select factors and findings December 2007

The main purpose of this document is to provide extensive information on factors related to the mental health needs of Albertans. The report tries to answer the following mental health needs related questions: What factors affect the mental health of Albertans? How many Albertans receive mental health services? What are the most common types of[…]

Suicide stats for Canada, provinces and territories

Canada and all jurisdictions suicide statistics from Statistics Canada All of these statistics are sourced from Statistics Canada. StatsCan suppresses data points that are less than 5 to ensure confidentiality. Data are collected in April and October and include all deaths investigated by a coroner or medical examiner for the previous calendar year and any[…]

Temporal and diurnal variation in social media posts to a suicide support forum

Rates of suicide attempts and deaths are highest on Mondays and these occur more frequently in the morning or early afternoon, suggesting weekly temporal and diurnal variation in suicidal behaviour. It is unknown whether there are similar time trends on social media, of posts relevant to suicide. We aimed to determine temporal and[…]

The association between childhood trauma and lifetime suicide attempts among a sample of male prisoners: A pilot observational study

Background: Prisoners have higher rates of suicide attempts compared with general population. A history of childhood trauma (CT) is common among incarcerated subjects and it is a well-known risk factor for lifetime suicide attempts. Therefore, the purpose of the study was to investigate whether lifetime suicide attempts may be related to the exposition to CT among[…]

A pilot randomized trial of a brief intervention to prevent suicide after inpatient psychiatric discharge

Risk for suicide is high after psychiatric hospitalization. The World Health Organization’s Brief Intervention and Contact (BIC) program has shown efficacy in preventing suicide. A version adapted for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) was studied to determine preliminary effects. Methods:
Patients receiving psychiatric hospitalization because of acute risk for self-harm[…]

Assessing suicide reporting in top newspaper social media accounts in China: Content analysis study

Background: Previous studies have shown that suicide reporting in mainstream media has a significant impact on suicidal behaviors (eg, irresponsible suicide reporting can trigger imitative suicide). Traditional mainstream media are increasingly using social media platforms to disseminate information on public-related topics, including health. However, there is little empirical research on how mainstream media portrays suicide[…]

Bill no. 601: An act respecting a provincial strategy for suicide prevention

The Saskatchewan Strategy for Suicide Prevention Act, 2021.