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    Frequently asked questions about suicide.


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    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Thirteen Reasons Why Lesson Plan

    This 4-lesson plan set is for Health and Life Skills teachers teaching about suicide prevention.

    April 21, 2017

    Trauma and suicide in children

    Unresolved trauma in childhood is linked to an increased risk of suicide ideation and if unaddressed, can escalate with age.

    March 20, 2017

    Trauma and Suicide

    This toolkit deals with trauma and suicide: trauma places us at higher risk for mental health issues, and also at a greater risk for suicide.

    February 6, 2017