Transgender people and suicide

Transgender (trans) people face unique stressors, including the stress some trans people experience when their gender identity is not affirmed. Trans people also experience higher rates of discrimination and harassment than their cisgender counterparts and, as a result, experience poorer mental health outcomes. They are also at a greater risk for suicide as they are […]

Suicide among cancer patients

Our purpose is to identify cancer patients at highest risk of suicide compared to the general population and other cancer patients. This is a retrospective, population-based study using nationally representative data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results program, 1973-2014. Among 8,651,569 cancer patients, 13,311 committed suicide; the rate of suicide was 28.58/ 100,000-person years, […]

APA guidelines for the psychological practice with boys and men

The development of guidelines for psychological practice with boys and men may help to attend to the barriers that lead to the aforementioned disparities. Indeed, the American Psychological Association (APA) has developed guidelines for psychologists working with specific populations such as gay/lesbian/bisexual clients (2012), racial and ethnic minority clients (2017a), older adults (2014), transgender and gender-non-conforming […]

Does asking about suicide and related behaviours induce suicidal ideation? What is the evidence?

There is a commonly held perception in psychology that enquiring about suicidality, either in research or clinical settings, can increase suicidal tendencies. While the potential vulnerability of participants involved in psychological research must be addressed, apprehensions about conducting studies of suicidality create a Catch-22 situation for researchers. Ethics committees require evidence that proposed studies will […]

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: January 17, 2019

Cross-Canada comparison statistics

Data sources across all provinces and territories are updated at differing time periods; as such, recent data may be incomplete due to delays in reporting. This spreadsheet provides comparisons between provinces and territories. Compiled by the Centre for Suicide Prevention Last update: January 16, 2019 View comprehensive Canadian suicide statistics

Suicide stats for Canada, provinces and territories

Data sources for these Canadian suicide statistics across all provinces and territories are updated at differing time periods; as such, recent data may be incomplete due to delays in reporting. Compiled by the Centre for Suicide Prevention Last update: January 16, 2019 View rate comparison spreadsheet View public safety statistics on the TEMA Conter Memorial […]

Hope, help, and healing: A planning toolkit for First Nations and Aboriginal communities to prevent and respond to suicide

1. The Hope, Help and Healing approach adopted in this toolkit is based on The Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention Initiative for BC which combines published research findings, the experiences of other provinces, and plans developed in BC. 2. Prevention, Intervention and Postvention (PIP)1 has been adopted as a best practice for use in BC. 3. […]

Understanding links among opioid use, overdose, and suicide

In the United States, deaths due to suicide and unintentional overdose pose a major, and growing, public health concern. The combined number of deaths among Americans from suicide and unintentional overdose increased from 41,364 in 2000 to 110,749 in 2017 and has exceeded the number of deaths from diabetes since 2010.1 The increase represents more than […]

Child- and family-focused cognitive behavioral therapy for pediatric bipolar disorder: Applications for suicide prevention

Despite high rates of suicide ideation (SI) and behavior in youth with pediatric bipolar disorder (PBD), little work has examined how psychosocial interventions impact suicidality among this high-risk group. The current study examined SI outcomes in a randomized clinical trial comparing Child- and Family-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CFF-CBT) for PBD versus psychotherapy treatment-as-usual (TAU). Although […]