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Older adults and suicide – Fact sheet

People 65 years and older, especially men, have a high risk of suicide. As Canada’s largest population group, the baby boomers, approach the plus 65 …

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How Alcohol and Suicide are connected – A Fact Sheet

Alcohol use has become a common social practice in Canada. Significant milestones like weddings, birthdays, and holidays are often celebrated with a toast. Yet of …

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Men and Suicide Fact Sheet

Middle-aged men (40 to 60) die by suicide more than anyone, including young people and women (Statistics Canada, 2019). Men are often socialized not to …

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Agriculture and Suicide Fact Sheet

Farming and ranching are considered two of the most stressful occupations, both physically and mentally. Unique factors associated with agricultural work may contribute to poor …

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Youth and Suicide Fact Sheet

Young people face significant internal and external stressors, including social, physiological, and neurological change. Being an adolescent can involve many challenges.

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Rural and remote communities and suicide Fact Sheet

Suicide rates are higher in Canada’s rural areas (Hirsch & Cukrowicz, 2014; Barry et al., 2020). People there also experience poorer health, lower life expectancy, …

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Public Health and Suicide Fact Sheet

Suicide in Canada is an ongoing public health crisis. While it continues to be a high-ranking cause of death (which the COVID-19 pandemic may worsen), …

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Amplifying Black Experiences in Cannabis and Mental Health Research – Key Takeaways

Moderated by Dr. Akwasi Owusu-Bempah, the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) hosted a virtual dialogue series to identify research priorities and explore challenges and …

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Quick Facts: Mental Health And Cancer

Physical chronic diseases often co-occur with mental health problems and illnesses. To further explore this relationship, we have developed several resources in collaboration with the Canadian …

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