Historically, LGBTI people and communities have been relatively invisible in mental health and suicide prevention strategies, policies and frameworks and thus excluded from program and project responses. This document aims to provide you with Strategies for Action that will ensure that targeted responses adequately and appropriately support the needs of LGBTI people and communities as a priority. This is overdue and essential if we are truly to work towards the targets we have set ourselves as a country to tackle suicide.
Questions are being raised about Nunavut’s suicide prevention strategy as the rate of deaths — particularly among young men — remains alarmingly high.
This editorial proposes steps forward in suicide prevention research.
Suicide is a serious public health problem that causes immeasurable pain, sufering, and loss to individuals, families, and communities nationwide. Many people may be surprised to learn that suicide was one of the top 10 causes of death in the United States in 2009. And death is only the tip of the iceberg. For every person who dies by suicide, more than 30 others attempt suicide. Every suicide attempt and death affects countless other individuals. Family members, friends, coworkers, and others in the community all sufer the long-lasting consequences of suicidal behaviors.