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    Frequently asked questions about suicide.

    July 12, 2016
    FAQs
    Fact Sheet
    Transgender people and suicide

    Cliquez ici pour la version française Click here to view all our fact sheets on suicide. These fact sheets are a collaboration between the Centre for Suicide Prevention and the Mental Health Commission of Canada. Transgender (trans) people face unique stressors, including the stress some trans people experience when their gender identity is not affirmed. Trans people also […]

    May 6, 2019
    Toolkit
    After a student suicide

    A suicide in a school community is devastating to staff, students, and families. Some individuals may be unable to cope and the community as a whole may struggle with how to respond. In a state of shock, school administrators may be uncertain of what steps to take. This toolkit provides practical information to schools for […]

    April 10, 2019
    Toolkit
    Transgender people and suicide

    Related resources: Transgender people and suicide fact sheet Sexual minorities and suicide toolkit Sexual minorities and suicide fact sheet Transgender (trans) people face unique stressors, including the stress some trans people experience when their gender identity is not affirmed. Trans people also experience higher rates of discrimination and harassment than their cisgender counterparts and, as […]

    January 21, 2019
    Infographic
    Physician-Assisted Death/MAID and Suicide

    References Bill C-14: An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in dying). (2016). Assented to June 17, 2016, 42nd Parliament, 1st session. Retrieved from the Justice Laws website: https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/PDF/2016_3.pdf Brody, H. (1995). Physician-assisted suicide: Family issues. Michigan Family Review, 1(1), 19-28. de Groot, M., de […]

    December 7, 2018
    Editorial
    A Caring Conversation: What Suicide Prevention Can Look Like

    infoExchange is an original resource that examines topics relating to suicide in a way that encourages conversation, written in an editorial style. “I was officially diagnosed bipolar when I was thirty years old. It was at that breakdown, when I was thirty and ended up in the hospital that I truly felt so disconnected and […]

    September 10, 2018
    Article
    You can help someone who is thinking about suicide

    Cliquez ici pour la version française Haga clic aquí para ver la versión en español Today is September 10, World Suicide Prevention Day. This is the one day a year focused solely on awareness around the issue of suicide and its prevention and this year, we’re spreading the message that suicide can affect anyone and […]

    September 10, 2018
    Toolkit
    Sexual minorities and suicide prevention

    Related resources: Transgender people and suicide fact sheet Transgender people and suicide toolkit Sexual minorities and suicide fact sheet Because sexual orientation is not usually included in a cause of death report or on a death certificate, there is little data connecting sexual minorities and suicide. However, we know from survey data, as well as […]

    September 1, 2018
    Video
    Suicide myths and facts

    In this video, we debunk some common myths about suicide in an effort to educate and reduce stigma! Video created by: Aaron Bischoff; Ethan Ror; Sarah Ensz

    June 7, 2018
    Webinar
    Suicide prevention in the workplace

    Learn some myths and facts about suicide, and more about suicide prevention in the workplace in this webinar was hosted by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), presented by the Centre for Suicide Prevention on November 29, 2017. View this webinar on the MHCC website This webinar was based on content provided in our […]

    December 15, 2017
    Fact Sheet
    Trauma informed care and suicide

    Cliquez ici pour la version française Click here to view all our fact sheets on suicide. These fact sheets are a collaboration between the Centre for Suicide Prevention, the Mental Health Commission of Canada, and the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention. For more information on Trauma and suicide, check out our suite of trauma toolkits:  Trauma […]

    November 18, 2017
    Fact Sheet
    Injury prevention and suicide

    Cliquez ici pour la version française Click here to view all our fact sheets on suicide. These fact sheets are a collaboration between the Centre for Suicide Prevention, the Mental Health Commission of Canada, and the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention. What is it? Injury prevention aims to reduce harm and increase safety for individuals, […]

    November 18, 2017
    Fact Sheet
    Bullying and suicide

    Cliquez ici pour la version française Click here to view all our fact sheets on suicide. These fact sheets are a collaboration between the Centre for Suicide Prevention, the Mental Health Commission of Canada, and the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention. What is it? Bullying is related to negative psychological, emotional and behavioural outcomes. These […]

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

    infoExchange is an original resource that examines topics relating to suicide in a way that encourages conversation, written in an editorial style. There is a movement within healthcare systems striving to eliminate suicide. Fittingly, it is called the Zero Suicide Movement. When I first heard this name a couple of years ago, I did a […]

    September 11, 2017
    Video
    What additional resources are needed to prevent suicide?

    Having people trained in suicide intervention and suicide prevention is not enough to prevent suicide. That’s a huge step, and that’s something all of us can do but there are four big categories for suicide prevention that are promoted by the World Health Organization; four big categories of categories or initiatives that we can do. […]

    July 7, 2017
    Video
    What is the cost of suicide?

    If we’ve looking to put a dollar figure on a suicide death, it would probably be over a million dollars per death. That sounds exorbitant, and it really is. There was a study done about 20 years ago in the Maritimes that costed out a suicide death at $850,000 so 20 years later we can […]

    July 7, 2017
    Video
    How prevalent is suicide?

    The prevalence of suicide is an interesting question because we think it’s far too prevalent, but in a population it is a rare occurrence and people need to understand that we are hard-wired to live. Having the capability for suicide is very rare, and it’s a very difficult thing to do. It goes against our […]

    July 6, 2017
    Video
    Why is suicide prevention education important?

    Suicide can be prevented if we learn to recognize the people considering suicide. Before we can learn to recognize the people considering suicide or the invitations they might give out, what we need to do is examine our own beliefs and values. Do we think suicide can be prevented? Or do we think it’s always […]

    July 3, 2017
    Article
    An open letter to my fellow “southern” Canadians

    Written in honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day.  I had the privilege of visiting Canada’s north last fall. It was a tremendously moving experience, one that has motivated me to write about it for the benefit of others. As we approach Canada’s 150th year, more and more attention is being paid to the diversity and […]

    June 21, 2017
    Toolkit
    The workplace and suicide prevention

    The workplace is a major part of the lives of most Canadians. Many of us spend upwards of 60% of our waking hours at work (Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention, 2016). Therefore, when a colleague dies by suicide the emotional and financial costs are enormous not only to family members, but to co-workers and the […]

    May 23, 2017
    Guide
    Thirteen Reasons Why Lesson Plan

    This 4-lesson plan set, developed by the Centre for Suicide Prevention, is for Health and Life Skills teachers teaching about suicide prevention using the Jay Asher novel Thirteen Reasons Why. The novel is intended to be read between lessons #1 and #2. Unit rationale Students will begin to identify the complexity of suicide in order […]

    April 21, 2017
    Toolkit
    Trauma and suicide in children

    This toolkit is one of a suite of three focused on trauma. The full suite includes: Trauma and suicide, Trauma and suicide in children and Trauma and suicide in Indigenous people.  Introduction When children and adolescents experience trauma, their personal development can be affected. They may develop mental health issues and have a higher risk […]

    March 20, 2017
    Toolkit
    Trauma and Suicide

    This toolkit is one of a suite of three focused on trauma. The full suite includes: Trauma and suicide, Trauma and suicide in children and Trauma and suicide in Indigenous people.  Introduction Trauma is very common among people in Canada. Most people receiving treatment for mental health issues have had some form of trauma (Rosenberg, […]

    February 6, 2017
    Guide
    Youth at Risk

    For adults For youth How to ask for help Don’t blame yourself! Being unwell, whether physically or mentally, is not a sign of weakness or failure. Looking and asking for help is a sign of strength. As difficult as it is, the first step to finding solutions other than suicide is to ask for help. […]

    December 23, 2016

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