Year: 1998 Source: Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press, 1998. p.37-66 SIEC No: 19980298

This chapter reviews the epidemiology of suicide & non-fatal suicidal behaviour in Canada. Following an overall perspective of the field, it discusses the reasons why suicide has increased, especially among young people, cohort & longitudinal studies of suicide, methods of committing suicide, & some of the population groups who are at particular risk of suicide. (169 refs.)