Year: 2003 Source: Thesis (M.A.)-Gonzaga University, June 2003. 113p. SIEC No: 20041321

A sample of 14 interested people in Penticton were interviewed to find out what the community offers adult men at risk of suicide, & what the city’s most pressing prevention priorities are. The author found that those interviewed most desired a detox centre, & increased funding for mental health case work, relationship counselling, & men’s counselling, & support for the Salvation Army Men’s Shelter. They also called for greater awareness of gender roles & expectations, more transparent communication with provincial Mental Health Services, to-the-point recommendations from the BC Coroner Service, & more stringent enforcement of standards for coroner investigation. (68 refs)