Year: 2013 Source: CMAJ. 2012 June 12; 184(9): 1015Ð1016. doi:10.1503/cmaj.120509 SIEC No: 20130951

Suicide is one of the leading causes of death among adolescents and young adults worldwide and is a central public health concern in Canada. Effective prevention requires a clear understanding of the size of the problem, its distribution in the population, and the major risk and protective factors at the levels of the individual, the family and the community.

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