Funding community-based programs can reduce male suicide

Funding community-based programs can reduce male suicide

The suicide rate for men in Canada is three to four times higher than women.

This rate increases even more in certain subgroups such as gay men, indigenous men or veterans.

Funding community-based programs can help reduce male suicide

Funding community-based programs can help reduce male suicide

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.

Media coverage of youth suicide linked to increased emergency room visits for mental health distress

Media coverage of youth suicide linked to increased emergency room visits for mental health distress

In the last few years, two high profile youth suicides in the Ottawa region garnered tremendous media attention and, as a new study suggests, resulted in increased emergency room visits by youth for mental health distress.

What I’ve learned after a decade of researching suicide

What I’ve learned after a decade of researching suicide

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