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Suicide prevention in Canada

Gustavo Turecki and Monique Séguin

in Oxford Textbook of Suicidology and Suicide Prevention

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ISBN: 9780198570059
Published online July 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199640461 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780198570059.003.0126

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Suicide prevention in Canada

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Suicide is a major public health problem in Canada. While several different initiatives have been made since 2000 to develop and implement a national strategy, the Canadian Government still has no public suicide-prevention programme. However, a few Canadian provinces and/or jurisdictions currently have or previously had a defined and/or implemented suicide prevention programme or targeted strategy. This chapter describes the major points of these strategies and identifies areas of concern.

Chapter.  1714 words. 

Subjects: Psychiatry

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