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    Frequently asked questions about suicide.

    July 12, 2016
    FAQs
    Editorial
    Does Canada need a national suicide prevention strategy?

     infoExchange is an original resource that examines topics relating to suicide in a way that encourages conversation, written in an editorial style. Canada is the only G8 country without a national suicide prevention strategy — indeed one of the few industrialized countries in the world without one. The United States, Australia, Japan, Scotland, England, and […]

    December 5, 2016
    Toolkit
    Self-harm and Suicide

    Self-harming behaviours continue to be a major issue in Canada. This is especially true for young people, whose self-harm rates far outnumber those for adults. Self-harm can sometimes be associated with increased suicidality. Self-harm has been defined as “a preoccupation with deliberately hurting oneself without conscious suicidal intent, often resulting in damage to body tissue” […]

    October 31, 2016
    Video
    We educate for life

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    September 26, 2016
    Guide
    Help save a life!

    Helping someone who may be suicidal If someone you know: shows changes in behaviour, appearance, or mood threatens suicide talks about wanting to die deliberately injures themselves appears depressed, sad, withdrawn… You can help! Ask directly, “Are you thinking of suicide?” If they say yes: stay calm and listen let the person talk about their […]

    September 12, 2016
    Editorial
    What does successful recovery look like?

    infoExchange is an original resource that examines topics relating to suicide in a way that encourages conversation, written in an editorial style. Recovery, noun, 1. A return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength. -Oxford English Dictionary. …recovery means not a narrow definition of ‘cure’ but rather a broader concept of a journey […]

    September 10, 2016
    Article
    What’s Up With Canada’s Game: Exploring Mental Illness in Hockey

    The statistics, research, language, and links used were current when this article was published, but may have become outdated. Please contact us at [email protected] for the most current information, or refer to our newer resources or latest statistics. There has been a veritable avalanche of hockey memoirs published in the last few years that foreground […]

    March 31, 2016
    Editorial
    Suicide Attempt Survivors and the Value of Lived Experience

    The statistics, research, language, and links used were current when this article was published, but may have become outdated. Please contact us at [email protected] for the most current information, or refer to our newer resources or latest statistics.  infoExchange is an original resource that examines topics relating to suicide in a way that encourages conversation, […]

    January 16, 2016
    Editorial
    Mental Wellness and Suicide Prevention

     infoExchange is an original resource that examines topics relating to suicide in a way that encourages conversation, written in an editorial style. Protective factors – which we gain as we grow – act as defenses against the stresses of living and allow us to live full and enjoyable lives. They are key elements to ensuring […]

    September 10, 2015
    FAQ
    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is suicide? Suicide is defined as intentional, self-inflicted death. How many people die by suicide in Canada each year? In 2012, the year with the latest figures available, 3926 Canadians died by suicide. 2972 were males and 954 were females. The suicide rate overall was 11.3 per 100,000. For males the rate was 17.3 per […]

    August 29, 2015
    Toolkit
    First responders, trauma & suicide

    The statistics, research, language, and links used were current when this toolkit was published, but may have become outdated. Please contact us at [email protected] for the most current information, or refer to our newer resources or latest statistics. First responders—paramedics, firefighters, police—are considered to be at greater risk for Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) and Post […]

    May 1, 2015
    Toolkit
    Teen Suicide

    Our Youth at Risk guide and toolkit offer tips on how to talk to youth you may be worried about, and provides a more expansive list of warning signs. Statistics In 2015, in Canada, there were 140 male suicides in the 15-19 age range (at a 14 per 100, 000 suicide rate). For females, there […]

    March 1, 2015
    Editorial
    Suicide, Rock Music and Moral Panics

    The statistics, research, language, and links used were current when this article was published, but may have become outdated. Please contact us at [email protected] for the most current information, or refer to our newer resources or latest statistics.  infoExchange is an original resource that examines topics relating to suicide in a way that encourages conversation, […]

    February 12, 2015
    Toolkit
    Depression and Suicide Prevention

    The statistics, research, language, and links used were current when this toolkit was published, but may have become outdated. Please contact us at [email protected] for the most current information, or refer to our newer resources or latest statistics. Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is the most prevalent psychiatric disorder in the world. MDD is also known […]

    January 1, 2015
    Webinar
    Self-harm and suicide

    This webinar discusses self-harm and suicide in students. PowerPoint Slides (PDF) For further reading, see our Self-Harm and Suicide Toolkit.  Discussion Q&A Question: What would you advise the math teacher to do exactly when told by a student’s friends that a student is harming herself? Answer: Good question, okay so let’s play with that example a […]

    November 26, 2014
    Editorial
    Why do people kill themselves?

    The statistics, research, language, and links used were current when this article was published, but may have become outdated. Please contact us at [email protected] for the most current information, or refer to our newer resources or latest statistics. infoExchange is an original resource that examines topics relating to suicide in a way that encourages conversation, […]

    November 14, 2014
    Webinar
    What to do after a suicide

    This webinar will walk teachers through what to do after a student in the school community has died by suicide. PowerPoint Slides(PDF) Further Reading DVDs B.C. Council for Families. (2011). When you are left to live: A documentary. [DVD]. [Vancouver, BC]: B.C. Council for Families. Also can be accessed here: http://www.bccf.ca/professionals/Left-2-Live Through interview and discussion, […]

    November 3, 2014
    Webinar
    What we wish all teachers knew about suicide

    This webinar encompasses 5 things we wish teachers knew about suicide. PowerPoint Slides (PDF)

    October 17, 2014
    Webinar
    School suicide prevention programs

    This webinar gives insight into the creation and implementation of suicide prevention programs in schools. PowerPoint Slides (PDF)

    September 15, 2014
    Editorial
    Social Connectedness and Suicide Prevention

     infoExchange is an original resource that examines topics relating to suicide in a way that encourages conversation, written in an editorial style. The 2014 theme for World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th was “Connectedness”. The World Health Organization (WHO) in tandem with the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) is stressing the need to […]

    September 9, 2014
    Toolkit
    Military Suicide Prevention

    The statistics, research, language, and links used were current when this toolkit was published, but may have become outdated. Please contact us at [email protected] for the most current information, or refer to our newer resources or latest statistics. Like so many issues in suicide and suicide prevention, military suicide is multi-dimensional and complex – it […]

    July 1, 2014
    Webinar
    Anxiety disorders, depression and suicide

    The 5 things we wish teachers knew about anxiety disorders, depression and suicide. PowerPoint Slides (PDF) Further Reading Websites Anxiety and Depression Association of America – Living with Anxiety (Children) Erika’s Lighthouse – Parent Handbook on Childhood and Adolescent Depression  Getting an Accurate Diagnosis for your Child: 10 Steps for Families Ten steps families should take […]

    May 26, 2014
    Editorial
    “Jumping” and Suicide Prevention

    The statistics, research, language, and links used were current when this article was published, but may have become outdated. Please contact us at [email protected] for the most current information, or refer to our newer resources or latest statistics. infoExchange is an original resource that examines topics relating to suicide in a way that encourages conversation, […]

    May 8, 2014
    Webinar
    LGBT youth and suicide

    This webinar talks about LGBT youth in schools and their relationship with suicide. PowerPoint Slides (PDF)   Discussion Q&A Question: Does normalizing LGBT stigma include desensitizing all terminology? Answer: In all conversations that we have with individuals, we try to convey an attitude of acceptance so we ourselves are not conveying stigma. We recognize, though, that […]

    April 17, 2014

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