An open letter to my fellow “southern” Canadians
This special feature was written in honour of National Aboriginal Day, 2017. It is an information piece about the Inuit in Canada meant for a mainstream Canadian audience.
The workplace and suicide prevention
This resource toolkit is a collection of facts, figures & best preventative practices regarding suicide in the workplace.
Trauma and suicide in Indigenous people
The Indigenous in Canada are at great risk for trauma because of the lingering effects of colonialism. This is the third toolkit in a series which focus on the relationship between trauma and suicidal behaviours.
Why Physicians Die by Suicide: Lessons Learned from Their Families and Others Who Cared by Michael F. Myers, MD. Michael F. Myers. (2017). 177 p.
“Physicians are known to be a group of professionals who are at risk of taking their own lives. In this easy-to-read book, Dr. Michael Myers, a psychiatrist and specialist in physician health, attempts to explain the mystery of why some doctors, despite their calling and the adoration of their families, patients, students and colleagues, perish by suicide. He combines the powerful and gripping insights of dozens of bereaved people whom he interviewed for this project with disguised stories from his decades long clinical practice to shed some light on this national tragedy” (from book jacket).
Luna’s red hat: An illustrated storybook to help children cope with loss and suicide by Emmi Smid. Jessica Kingsley Publishers. (215). 34 p.
“This beautifully-illustrated storybook is designed as a tool to be read with children aged 6+ who have experienced the loss of a loved one by suicide. Suicide always causes shock, not just for the family members but for everyone around them, and children also have to deal with these feelings. The book approaches the subject sensitively and includes a guide for parents and professionals by bereavement expert, Dr. Riet Fiddelaers-Jaspers. It will be of interest to anyone working with, or caring for, children bereaved by suicide, including bereavement counsellors, social workers and school staff, as well as parents, carers and other family members” (from book jacket).