Mental Health & Suicide Prevention

10 reasons we should be talking about male suicide on International Men's Day by Glen Poole (The Telegraph)
Opinion piece on opening the discussion on male suicide

7 Essential Steps Parents Can Take to Prevent Teen Suicide by By Nadine J. Kaslow, PhD, Polina Kitsis, Mili Anne Thomas, MA, and Dorian A. Lamis, PhD (American Psychological Association)
Easy to read, evidence-based resource for parents on suicide prevention

Jordin Tootoo opens up about his life: 'Not just a hockey book' (cbc.ca)
Article about NHL player Jordin Tootoo and the devastating effect of losing a brother to suicide

Suicide and silence: why depressed men are dying for somebody to talk to by Owen Jones (The Guardian)
Article on breaking the stigma of mental illness and improving suicide prevention among men

Teen Suicide is Preventable (American Psychological Association)
Information on youth suicide risk factors and warning signs

What Can We Do About Britain's Male Suicide Crisis? By Sam Parker (Esquire)
UK-based article on solutions for male suicide prevention

Why Men Commit Suicide by Robert Whitely (National Post)
Article on occupational, social and environmental causes of higher male suicide rates

You Cannot Be Replaced (youcannotbereplaced.com)
Grassroots suicide prevention campaign by teens

How an Epidemic of Loneliness is Killing the Men We Love by Mark Greene (The Good Men Project)
Article discussing male relationships and life expectancy

More:

Caring for Kids (Canadian Paediatric Society)
Parent-focused site on a range of topics, including mental health

What Do Mental Health Concerns Mean for Youth? (Stress Hacks)
Checklist for youth to self-assess potential mental health concerns

Stress Hacks (Manitoba Adolescent Treatment Centre)
Resources for young people on stress, relaxation, feelings, and coping

Mental Health (jordintootoo.com)
Warning signs, resources for help, and suicide prevention resources from NHL hockey player Jordin Tootoo

A Mental Wellness Storybook (Assembly of First Nations)
Stories, poems and artwork focusing on mental health with an Indigenous perspective

Canadian Mental Health Association (cmha.ca)
Resources for children and youth on depression and suicide prevention

I Don't Know What's Wrong (mindyourmind.ca)
Accessible, easy to read information on common mental health questions

Kids Help Phone (kidshelpphone.ca)
Phone line for kids and teens and an online resource for a range of concerns, including mental health issues

Mental Health (teentalk.ca)
Youth-focused resource that includes definitions and FAQs on a range of mental health topics

Normal teenage behaviour vs. early warning signs of mental illness by Jaimie Byrne (Friends for Mental Health)
Parent-focused guide on assessing warning signs

Suicide and High Risk Group (Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention)
Youth-focused information on suicide and prevention

Teen Mental Health (teenmentalhealth.org)
Evidence-based mental health information for teens

The Lifeline Canada Foundation (thelifelinecanada.ca)
Suicide prevention app as well as resources and crisis information

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