Year: 1998 Source: Sainte-Foy, PQ: Editions MultiMondes, 1998. p. 311-373 SIEC No: 20030115

To determine future directions in addresssing suicide in Canada, the National Forum on Health, established by the Government of Canada, commissioned this paper to examine suicidal behaviour among three populations: those of children, adolescents, & the elderly. The literature is reviewed with a view to identifying key conclusions from a population health framework, & examples of successful & not-so-successful interventions are described. Finally, recommendations for policy directions are provided. (183 refs)