"Because Life Goes On… Helping Children and Youth Live with Separation and Divorce" is a publication of the Public Health Agency of Canada intended to reach out to Canadian families in need of information and resources to help their children to live through the process of separation and divorce. This booklet is also designed to assist professionals in such fields as social services, health, justice and education, in their work with children and their parents.
A bibliography of Canadian suicide research references has been appended to this document. Further, an updated bibliography, developed by the Centre for Suicide Prevention and the Centre for Research and Intervention on Suicide and Euthanasia, has been developed for Health Canada, and appears as a separate document. Together, the two bibliographies provide a gateway to research on suicide in Canada published during the period 1985 through 2003.
Community Capacity Building and Mobilization in Youth Mental Health Promotion
The Story of the Community of West Carleton
How the Community Helpers Program Evolved from a Community's Experience with Youth Suicide
This paper explores key concepts in youth mental health promotion, demonstrating how these concepts have been operationalized and implemented at the community level. The experience of youth suicide in a rural community is used to illustrate how these concepts have been put into action by the community of West Carleton. In the context of a community's response to a tragic event, the importance of developing a shared vision and creating a common community language around youth mental health is emphasized.
A Report on Mental Illnesses in Canada is designed to raise the profile of mental illness among government and non-government organizations, and the industry, education, workplace, and academic sectors. It describes five major mental illnesses and suicide, and outlines their incidence and prevalence, causation, impact, stigma, and prevention and treatment.
Natural or human-caused disasters such as earthquakes, health emergencies, terrorist attacks or acts of war challenge our coping skills, even if we only witness them on television. If they touch our lives more closely (for example, if they occur near where we live, or affect people we know) they can cause a lot of distress, fear and anxiety.We worry about our own safety, the safety of our loved ones and our community.
It is important to be aware that stressful feelings are normal when our lives are touched by catastrophic events, and that there are steps we can take to feel better.
All Together Now: How families are affected by depression and manic depression (PDF document - 226 KB - 49 pages)
Depression and manic depression are among the most common illnesses in our society, affecting more than 10 out of every 100 people. The All Together Now booklet was designed to help families live and cope with depression and manic depression and provide meaningful coping strategies for families. The booklet, based on the findings of a major research project, was prepared in collaboration with the Canadian Mental Health Association.
Chronic Diseases in Canada Vol.20. No. 3, 2000