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    Frequently asked questions about suicide.


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    You can help someone who is thinking about suicide

    Anyone can have thoughts of suicide and anyone can help someone at risk of suicide. Learn how to help. Disponible en français.

    September 10, 2018

    Sexual minorities and suicide prevention

    Lesbian, gay and bisexual people are at a higher risk for suicide than heterosexual people. This is because they face unique stressors, including stress from being part of a minority group.

    September 1, 2018

    Suicide myths and facts

    In this video, we debunk some common myths about suicide in an effort to educate and reduce stigma!

    June 7, 2018

    Suicide prevention in the workplace

    The Mental Health Commission of Canada hosted this webinar presented by the Centre for Suicide Prevention about suicide prevention in the workplace.

    December 15, 2017
    Fact Sheet

    Trauma and suicide

    Trauma-informed care is holistic and can both prevent the individual from experiencing further trauma as well as help them recover from previous experiences. Disponible en français.

    November 18, 2017
    Fact Sheet

    Injury prevention and suicide

    Intentional injuries differ from unintentional injuries: intentional injuries are intended to cause harm & are directly linked to mental health issues. Disponible en français.

    November 18, 2017
    Fact Sheet

    Bullying and suicide

    Bullying is related to negative psychological, emotional and behavioural outcomes. Bullying is also linked to several precursors to thoughts of suicide. Disponible en français.

    November 18, 2017
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    Aiming for Perfection: The Zero Suicide Movement

    By improving patient care and changing attitudes about suicide, the Zero Suicide Initiative strives to eliminate suicide completely.

    September 11, 2017

    What additional resources are needed to prevent suicide?

    Mara Grunau, executive director, explains what resources are needed to prevent suicide and reduce the overall suicide rate.

    July 7, 2017

    What is the cost of suicide?

    Suicide has immense costs - both emotional and financial. In this video, Centre for Suicide Prevention executive director Mara Grunau explains the financial cost of suicide.

    July 7, 2017