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  1. Coping with Mental Health Crises and Emergencies

    [Info Sheet]

      PDF | More info sheets Author: Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division   Symptoms of a mental illness can be better or worse at times. This happens when people are doing their best to manage their illness, too. Experiencing worsening symptoms fo ...

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  2. Suicide

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      PDF | More info sheets Author: Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division   It isn’t a topic most people want to talk about, but odds are you know someone who has attempted or died by suicide. Maybe you’ve even lost a friend, family member or cowor ...

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  3. From 'Policing' to Reconnecting

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    Suicide remains a significant public health problem in Canada. More people die by suicide each year in Canada than by homicides and accidents combined. Suicide is the leading cause of death in young men in many provinces. Increased risk of suicide has bee ...

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  4. Understanding Suicide Risk Among Young Men

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    whenever I am asked to give an educational presentation about suicide, there is typically a well-defined moment when the learners in the audience get very focused and quiet and become particularly engaged with the material. It is when I show the graph tha ...

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  5. Dreaming Big

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    In this article, we describe our experience mobilizing a campus-wide suicide prevention strategy at the University of Victoria. It began in 2004, when Jonathan started dreaming about students, staff, and faculty in his campus community coming together to ...

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  6. Unprecedented Collaboration— Four nations in Northern BC geared to “embrace life”

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    Four nations in northern BC—the Wet’suwet’en, Gitxsan, Tsimshian and Nisga’a—have come together to form an unprecedented partnership. Their goal is to reduce the high number of suicide ideations, attempts and completions. It is with great hope and excitem ...

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  7. I have thoughts of suicide, or someone I care about is talking about suicide. What should I do?

      Back to Ask Us | Email a question to HeretoHelp Ask Us is for readers who want to take charge of their well-being, support a friend or loved one, find good help, or just learn more about mental health and substance use. Here, the information and resourc ...

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  8. Aboriginal Superhero

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    Comic books and health are not words you normally hear in the same sentence. In fact, some people may think comic books are an unhealthy pastime. But the Healthy Aboriginal Network (HAN) thinks they have the potential to save lives. With that belief, and ...

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  9. Visions- Suicide

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    PDF | Vol. 2, No. 7 (2005) This issue looks at the difficult and complex issue of suicide and suicide prevention and relationships to mental illness and addictions. Topics explored include vulnerable groups, response guidelines, emerging national preventi ...

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  10. What is suicide?

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    PDF Version   PDF | Rack card | More from the Plainer Language Series | Listen on SoundCloud   Suicide means ending your own life. It is sometimes a way for people to escape pain or suffering. When someone ends their own life, we say that they “died by su ...

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