The information in this section is not intended for self-help if you currently have thoughts of suicide or self-harm. For Nova Scotians, if you are currently experiencing a crisis, or know someone who is experiencing a crisis, call 911 or the Mental Health Crisis Line at 1-888-429-8167 . The information in this section is intended to provide information and resources about suicide, thoughts of suicide or self-harm if you have experienced them in the past, are concerned about a friend or family member, or if you have lost someone to suicide. Recognizing suicidal thoughts and understanding the importance of seeking help is key to keeping yourself and others safe.

The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP)

The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) provides educational materials and resources to reduce the suicide rate and minimize the harmful consequences of suicidal behaviour. CASP is not a crisis centre. It has resources for those who have lost a loved one to suicide, resources for those contemplating suicide, and resources for friends and family who are concerned for someone at risk. Within the “Suicide and High Risk Groups” section of the website, information about suicide and men is available, and provides detailed information on the complexity of suicidality in men.

Teen Mental Health

Teen Mental Health (TMH) is recommended by Headstrong for its anxiety, depression, and suicide resources. Dr. Stan Kutcher is the developer of TMH. He is a Nova Scotia-based international leader in youth mental health and is an expert in suicide in youth. The information on suicide is extensive. It is directed toward individuals, families, educators, and care providers. Take our tour to learn more.

The Wilderness of Suicide Grief: Finding your way

Author: Alan D. Wolfelt PhD
ISBN: 978-1879651685
The Wilderness of Suicide Grief: Finding your way guides readers through the grieving process using ten touchstones, explores feelings and embraces the uniqueness of loss. Each touchstone includes topics such as misconceptions about suicide to help the reader understand and explore the grieving process.

After a Suicide Loss: coping with your grief

Author: Bob Baugher and Jack Jordan
ISBN: 9780983950592
This popular guide, now in its second edition, helps the reader cope in the first days, weeks and beyond in dealing with suicide loss. The second edition now has a section for children dealing with suicide loss. (156 pages)
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