Research Roundup – January 2021

This is a summary of the latest significant Canadian () and international suicide research we collected in the past month: 🇨🇦 Canadian Patient Safety Institute & Mental Health Commission of Canada. (2021). Suicide risk assessment toolkit: A resource for healthcare workers and organizations.We typically do not include items from the grey literature, but we thought […]

Weekly News Roundup July 27 – August 2, 2020

Every day we scan news headlines and social media for items of interest to the field of suicide prevention. Here’s what we found last week: Featured:A pharmacy professional’s role in suicide prevention – Alberta College of PharmacyJuly 22, 2020Everyone has a role to play in preventing suicide and there are a few things that pharmacists […]

What are the best practices in suicide prevention?

Suicide is complex, because people are complex. Because of its complexity, there are not many best practices in suicide prevention, but there are four that most organizations, including the World Health Organization, agree upon.  “Best practice: commercial or professional procedures that are accepted or prescribed as being correct or most effective.” 1. Open and Easy […]