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Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention


Indigenous Guidelines

White J, et al. Promising Strategies: Aboriginal Youth: A Manual of Promising Suicide Prevention Strategies. Calgary: Centre for Suicide; 2007.

Government of Nunavut. Inuusivut Anninaqtuq Action Plan 2017-2022. 2017. (French, Inuktut)

Government of Canada. National Aboriginal Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy (NAYSPS) Program Framework. Ottawa: Health Canada: 2013.

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami.National Inuit Suicide Prevention Strategy.  2016. (Inuktut, Nunavik, Nunatsiavut)

Mental Health Innovation. Rising Sun Toolkit. 2018.

Nunavut Dept of Health. Nunavut Suicide Prevention Strategy. 2010. (Inuktut, Nunavik, Nunatsiavut)

Nunavut Dept of Health. Nunavut Suicide Prevention Strategy Action Plan 2011-2014. 2011. (Inuktut, Nunavik, Nunatsiavut)

Tunngavik. Resiliency Within: An action plan for suicide prevention in Nunavut 2016/17. 2016. (Inuktut, Innuinaqtun)

General Guidelines

White J. Preventing Youth Suicide Guide for Practitioners.  Victoria: British Columbia Ministry of Children and Family Development; 2016.

Perlman C. et al. Suicide risk assessment inventory: a resource guide for Canadian health care organizations. Toronto: Canadian Institute for Patient Safety; 2011.

Gaebel W, et al. EPA guidance on building trust in mental health services. Eur Psychiatry. 2014;29(2):83-100.

Government of Canada. Working together to prevent suicide in Canada: the federal framework for suicide prevention. 2016.

Nunavut Tunngavik. Media Guidelines for Reporting on Suicide. 2017.

Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care. Recommendations on screening for depression in adults. CMAJ. 2013;185(9):775-782.

WHO. Suicide Prevention: toolkit for engaging communities. 2018.

Winnipeg Suicide Prevention Network. A guide for early responders supporting survivors bereaved by suicide. 2011.


Pollock N, et al. Global goals and suicide prevention in the Circumpolar North. Indian J Psychiatry. 2020.

Arctic suicide, social medicine, and the purview of care in global mental health. (2020).

Building on strengths in Naujaat: the process of engaging Inuit youth in suicide prevention. (2019).

Connections to the land : The politics of health and wellbeing in Arviat Nunavut. (2009).

Echoes and reflections a discussion of best practices in Inuit mental health. (2005).

The eight ujarait (rocks) model: Supporting Inuit adolescent mental health with an intervention model based on Inuit ways of knowing. (2016).

Global incidence of suicide among Indigenous peoples: a systematic review. (2018).

Inuit health system must move past suicide prevention to “unlock a better reality,” (2010).

How can mobile applications support suicide prevention gatekeepers in Australian Indigenous communities? (2020).

Mental health in Inuit youth from Nunavik: Clinical considerations on a transcultural, interdisciplinary, community-oriented approach. (2012).

Mental health interventions for suicide prevention among Indigenous adolescents: a systematic review protocol. (2020).

Mental health issues among Indigenous communities and the role of traditional medicine. (2019).

Nunavut's new suicide prevention strategy. (2016).

Placing identity: Town, land, and authenticity in Nunavut, Canada. (2010)

Promising practices in suicide prevention across Inuit Nunangat. (2019).

Promoting community conversations about research to end suicide: learning and behavioural outcomes of a training-of-trainers model to facilitate grassroots community health education to address Indigenous youth suicide prevention. (2017).

Protective factors for mental health and well-being in a changing climate: Perspectives from Inuit youth in Nunatsiavut, Labrador. (2015).

Protective Factors in the Inuit Population of Nunavut: A Comparative Study of People Who Died by Suicide, People Who Attempted Suicide, and People Who Never Attempted Suicide ​. (2018).

Suicide among Aboriginals: A "Burning" Public Health Issue in Need of Solutions. (2016).

Suicide amongst the Inuit of Nunavut: An exploration of life trajectories. (2020).

Suicide among Inuit: Results from a large, epidemiologically representative follow-back study in Nunavut. (2015).

Suicide and Suicide Prevention among Inuit in Canada. (2016).

Suicide prevention: Inuit traditional practice that encouraged resilience and coping. (2006).

Tracking progress in suicide prevention in Indigenous communities: a challenge for public health surveillance in Canada. (2018)

Training medical providers in evidence-based approaches to suicide prevention. (2015).

Tunngajuq : Stress and resilience among Inuit youth in Nunavut, Canada. (2014).

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