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Suicide Postvention Planning in Ottawa

Benjamin Leikin of Ottawa Public Health discusses contagion, clusters and suicide postvention in order to support planning around postvention in Ottawa. Currently Ottawa is distributing a survey to organizations working with youth aged 9-25 in order to support planning. Please contact Andrea Poncia at aponcia@ysb.ca if you want to learn more.

Accredited training helps doctors better identify and prevent suicide

The training equips physicians with the tools they need to better identify and prevent suicide among their patients while recognizing the challenging conditions they face, often run off their feet and seeing very ill patients in tight, 15-minute time slots. The training covers how to broach the question of suicide with patients, how to create …

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13 Reasons Why, Discussion Points

Prepared by the Community Suicide Prevention Network Up-dated: April 26th The Community Suicide Prevention Network of Ottawa is aware that many of you, your friends and your kids may be watching the Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why. Television can be an excellent springboard for discussion – which is what this series is doing, however much of the material …

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Strategies that help with #mentalillness are difficult to implement without housing

“I focused the study on homeless youth because there’s real potential for this group that the right, early intervention could prevent a lifetime of chronic health and social difficulties,” said Dr. Kozloff. “The risk for youth on the street is so high: they have a significantly decreased life expectancy compared to housed youth.” “Making sure …

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Ontario campus counsellors drowning in #mentalhealth needs

Ontario colleges and universities are facing a mental health crisis as campus counsellors are overwhelmed by the growing need for services, according to a new study from the provincial association that represents heath service providers on campuses. 13 per cent of students had seriously considered suicide in the previous year (up from 10 per cent …

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One way to take action to #preventsuicide, enroll for #ASIST training in #Ottcity.

Most people considering suicide share their distress and their intent. Training can help us see and respond to these invitations for help. It can give you the confidence to ask about suicide if you are concerned about someone’s safely. It can provide you with the tools to help prevent the immediate risk of suicide. It …

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