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    Statistics

    Alberta suicide stats by region and age

    An excel spreadsheet of Alberta's provincial suicide statistics broken down by region and age.

    July 12, 2022
    Fact Sheet

    Rural and remote communities and suicide prevention

    Suicide rates are higher in Canada’s rural areas. People living in rural areas experience poorer health, lower life expectancy, and are less likely to have their healthcare needs met.

    March 30, 2022
    Fact Sheet

    Men and suicide

    Middle-aged men die by suicide more than anyone, including young people and women. Men are often socialized not to talk about their emotions and may mask their stress and deal with emotional pain through harmful behaviours, and sometimes suicide, instead of seeking help.

    March 30, 2022
    Fact Sheet

    Agriculture and suicide

    Farming and ranching are two of the most stressful occupations. Unique factors associated with this work can contribute to poor mental health and even suicide.

    March 30, 2022
    Fact Sheet

    Public health and suicide prevention

    Suicide in Canada is an ongoing public health crisis. While it continues to be a high-ranking cause of death (which the COVID-19 pandemic may worsen), mental health and public health initiatives can help prevent it.

    March 30, 2022
    Fact Sheet

    Youth and suicide prevention

    Young people face significant internal and external stressors, and when facing challenges, some young people may feel trapped and need support to see hope for the future.

    March 30, 2022
    Statistics

    Cross-Canada statistics

    Excel spreadsheet of suicide data for all Canadian provinces and territories.

    January 25, 2022
    Statistics

    Suicide stats for Canada, provinces and territories

    Excel spreadsheet of suicide statistics for Canada nationally and for provinces and territories. Suicide data is subject to change.

    January 24, 2022
    Guide

    Together to Live website

    Together to Live is a step by step guide to creating a community suicide prevention plan.

    July 5, 2021
    Toolkit

    Indigenous people, trauma, and suicide prevention

    Intergenerational trauma is one of the primary colonial effects contributing to suicide among Indigenous people today, however, there are many aspects of Indigenous culture that contribute to resilience against suicide.

    June 20, 2021