Trends in male suicide in Canada: Policy implications

A review of trends over time in rates and patterns of suicide in Canadian males using datasets collected by national agencies in Canada. This project is identifying key information within epidemiological data that is relevant for policy and can help guide efforts at preventing suicide and intervening awith groups who may be at high risk and in which there may be good opportunities to reduce suicide rates.

It is well-established that the rate of suicide is much greater in males than in females, being approximately 3 times greater on average, and as great as 6 times higher in certain age groups. The reasons for the high rate of suicide amongst males is now well understood, however various theories have been advanced. This study is undertaking a review of trends over time in rates and patterns of suicide in Canadian males using datasets collected by national agencies in Canada. This project is identifying key information within epidemiological data that is relevant for policy and can help guide efforts at preventing suicide and intervening with groups who may be at high risk and in which there may be good opportunities to reduce suicide rates.

Project Lead(s):

Elliot Goldner, Wayne Jones

Partners:

Researchers in the University of Manitoba

Contact Info:

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2013