Search Resources (English): Suicide

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World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10, 2004: Inuit Backgrounder

Provides statistical data on suicide in Inuit communities, as well as information on national and regional initiatives on suicide prevention. Link requires Microsoft Word.

Published: 2004
Suicide among women: a critical review  
http://www.amwa-doc.org/index.cfm?objectid=1297D910-D567-0B25-5F32C34C7DDF396C

Reviews the current literature regarding risk factors for suicide among women. Addresses the theories regarding risk and protective factors for women. Integrates the findings into a practical assessment of women’s risk of suicide in clinical settings.

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Published: 2004
Suicide: following the warning signs  
http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/publications/factsheets/suicide

Provides facts on suicide and lists possible warning signs. Suggests ways you can help someone with suicidal thoughts. Includes a listing of crisis lines across BC.

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Published: 2003
Relation of addiction to suidice in Aboriginal women
Examines why Aboriginal women are a high-risk group for suicide, especially when addictions are also present. Suggests healing approaches in a hitherto neglected area of study-the health of Aboriginal women.
Published: 1995
Acting on what we know: preventing youth suicide in First Nations  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fnih-spni/pubs/suicide/prev_youth-jeunes/index_e.html
Provides an examination of issues surrounding youth suicide, from basic suicide data to specific factors affecting First Nations, and based on this, presents recommendations for action. (See Details)
Published: 2001
The human face of mental health and mental illness in Canada 2006  
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/human-humain06/pdf/human_face_e.pdf
Provides information on various mental health conditions, including statistical data. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Don't tell me to take a hot bath: resource manual for crisis workers
Written for suicide crisis workers and based on the results of the research that was part of DAWN Canada's Safety Network: Suicide and Abuse Project. Intended to help understand what it is like to have a disability and looks at some of the issues that contribute to the feelings of hopelessness that bring women to the point of seeing death as a better option to living.
Published: 1995
Reaching out to prevent suicide can save lives  
http://www.canadian-health-network.ca/servlet/ContentServer?cid=1068221262318&pagename=CHN-RCS%2FCHNResource%2FCHNResourcePageTemplate&c=CHNResource&lang=En
Discusses who is most at risk for suicide, examines myths and facts about youth suicide, lists warning signs, provides facts and statistics, and offers advice to parents. (See Details)
Published: 2003