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    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
    Editorial
    Editorials are open for discussion.

    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
    Statistics

    Alberta suicide stats by region and age

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

    August 24, 2017
    Video

    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
    Video

    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
    Video

    How prevalent is suicide?

    Suicide is a relatively rare phenomenon... we're hardwired to live so it takes a lot for a person to kill themselves. That said, it is still happening far too often.

    July 6, 2017
    Video

    Why is suicide prevention education important?

    We work in prevention to try to explain why we would try to stop someone from killing themselves. People who think about suicide, attempt suicide, and die by suicide, don’t actually want to die, they just want a way out of their deep, psychological pain.

    July 3, 2017
    Article

    An open letter to my fellow “southern” Canadians

    In honour of National Aboriginal Day we've written an open letter to our fellow southern Canadians about Inuit, who have some of the highest suicide rates in the world.

    June 21, 2017
    Toolkit

    The workplace and suicide prevention

    This resource toolkit is a collection of facts, figures & best preventative practices regarding suicide in the workplace.

    May 23, 2017
    Toolkit

    Trauma and suicide in Indigenous people

    Trauma is very common among people in Canada, and the Indigenous people in Canada (First Nations, Metis and the Inuit) have nearly 4 times the risk of severe trauma than the non-Indigenous population.

    April 27, 2017