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Funding community-based programs can help reduce male suicide Funding community-based programs can help reduce male suicide
By John Oliffe

Art creates a space for men to open up about mental illness and suicide. The process of creation can be therapeutic, and the product facilitates dialogue so others who are similarly challenged can speak out or seek help.

Funding community-based programs can help reduce male suicide Funding community-based programs can help reduce male suicide
By Britney Dennison

People are more likely to engage and participate in outreach programs and projects for mental health that are held in alternative spaces — by getting away from the traditional clinic-based therapeutic settings.

Funding community-based programs can help reduce male suicide Investir dans des projets collectifs pour réduire le suicide masculin
Par John Oliffe et Britney Dennison

Jason était en 5e année lorsqu’il a commencé à éprouver une attirance pour les garçons. À cause de ses sentiments, on l’a traité de tous les noms, on l’a passé à tabac à l’école et on l’a même violé.

Funding community-based programs can help reduce male suicide Funding community-based programs can help reduce male suicide
By John Oliffe and Britney Dennison

Jason was in Grade 5 when he started having feelings for other boys. Because of those feelings he was called names, beaten up in school and even sexually assaulted. Since high school, Jason has been diagnosed with depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. He has also survived a suicide attempt.

It’s time to invest in a comprehensive Child and Youth Mental Health Strategy at provincial and national levels It’s time to invest in a comprehensive Child and Youth Mental Health Strategy at provincial and national levels
By Mariette Chartier and Marni Brownell

Mental illness is the most common illness experienced by children and teens in Canada.

Five ways we can reduce suicides in Canada Cinq propositions pour réduire le taux de suicide au Canada
Par Jitender Sareen et Cara Katz

En dépit des grands titres récents sur le sujet, les taux de suicide et de tentative de suicide n’ont pas beaucoup bougé au Canada depuis plusieurs dizaines d’années (11 sur 100 000). Ce qui a changé, c’est le taux de suicide chez les militaires, qui connaît une augmentation après être resté stable durant des décennies.

Assisted suicide for those with mental illness a risky proposition Assisted suicide for those with mental illness a risky proposition
By Harvey Max Chochinov

Who but those who have experienced it can appreciate the soul crushing anguish of mental illness? Afflictions of the mind can be paralyzing and fundamentally change the way we perceive ourselves (I am worthless), anticipate the future (my prospects are hopeless), and experience the world (life is unfair and unforgiving). The combination of self-loathing, hopelessness and despair can tragically lead to suicide.

Five ways we can reduce suicides in Canada Five ways we can reduce suicides in Canada
By Jitender Sareen and Cara Katz

The death of comedian Robin Williams last month sparked a worldwide discussion about suicide, its underlying causes and how it might be prevented.

SareenPosterFRMay05.15 La prévention du suicide : un travail conjoint à l’échelle des communautés
Media coverage of youth suicide linked to increased emergency room visits for mental health distress Un lien est établi entre la couverture médiatique du suicide chez les jeunes et le nombre de visites à l’urgence pour des troubles de santé mentale
Par Stephanie L. Leon et Mario Cappelli

Au cours des dernières années, deux suicides de jeunes dans la région d’Ottawa ont suscité beaucoup d’attention de la part des médias, ce qui a provoqué, selon une nouvelle étude, une augmentation du nombre de jeunes qui se rendent aux urgences pour des troubles de santé mentale.


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