Year: 2020 Source: Ottawa, ON: Author. (2018). 43 p, SIEC No: 20200177

What does the current evidence tell us about suicide, and what can be done to prevent suicidal behaviours? Where are the evidence gaps when it comes to fully understanding the complex and often interacting factors that drive individuals to self-harming behaviours, and what are the most appropriate and effective tools to assist them? To help answer these questions, the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) commissioned the Quebec Network on Suicide, Mood Disorders and Related Disorders to conduct a review of the scientific literature on suicide and suicide prevention as part of MHCC and PHAC’s co-lead initiative aimed at building a shared Canadian research agenda on suicide and its prevention.