Title

From Policing to Reconnecting: Human-Focused Care of the Suicidal Person

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2005

Abstract

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 been linked with a wide range of factors, including misuse of alcohol and other substances. Furthermore, the impact of suicide is felt throughout society, with a conservative estimate of 150 people being affected by each incidence of suicide.