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What We Know About Suicide in Winnipeg|

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 8 a.m. to 12 noon
Samuel N. Cohen Auditorium

This Research to Action event is intended to strengthen efforts towards a Suicide Prevention Strategy in Winnipeg by creating a learning community where research can inform innovations and practice.

This event is presented by:
WRHA Research & Applied Learning, WRHA Adult Mental Health Program, WRHA Child & Adolescent Mental Health Program

in partnership with:
WRHA Aboriginal Health, Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, Manitoba Health & Healthy Living, Mental Health & Addictions Branch, WRHA Research and Evaluation Unit, and
Canadian Institute for Health Research - Swampy Cree Suicide Prevention Team



Program Agenda is now available:


Keynote Address|

Dr. Gustavo Turecki, MD PhD
Early life trauma and suicide risk: New insights into this relationship

Gustavo Turecki obtained his medical degree in 1989, specialty in psychiatry in 1994 and PhD in neurosciences (genetics) in 1999. His research has focused on the study of biomedical risk factors for suicide. Dr. Turecki holds a William Dawson Chair, heads the Depressive Disorders Program at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and is the director of the McGill Group for Suicide Studies and the Quebec Suicide Brain Bank. Dr. Turecki has authored over 120 research articles in peer reviewed journals and book chapters and is the recipient of several prestigious scientific awards, and is the leader of a CIHR NET on Aboriginal suicide.

National Suicide Prevention Strategy|

Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) - Tim Wall, Executive Director 

Session A|


Local Research Panel - What do we know about suicide in Winnipeg and Manitoba?

Overview of MCHP reports with research findings on suicide - Dr. Patricia Martens

Provincial Suicide Mortality Review - Dr. Randy Goossen

Key Finding on Suicide and Attempted Suicide - Dr. Murray Enns

Swampy Cree Suicide Prevention Research - Dr. Jitender Sareen

Session B|


Overview of Suicide Prevention Strategies - Marion Cooper

Suicide Risk Factors - Dr. James Bolton

Gilbert Park Suicide Prevention Strategy - Caprice Kehler & Michelle Kirkbride

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy - Dr. Laurence Katz

Papers and Other Resources|

The following resources may also be of value:

Bridging the Gaps: The Interaction of Community and Hospital Care for Sexual Abuse Trauma Survivors

Patterns of Mental Illness Disorder Diagnoses & Service Use: A Population-Based Study of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

Traumatic Events and Suicidal Behavior: Results from a national mental health survey

Panic Attacks and Quality of Life in Canadians

Traumatic Events and Suicide Attempts Findings from a large representative sample of Canadian military personnel

Winnipeg Health Region Suicide Prevention 3 Year Action Plan 2004 - 2007 - Description

Winnipeg Health Region Suicide Prevention Strategy 2004-2007 Three Year Action Plan - Goals and Objectives

Use of Alcohol and Drugs to Self-Medicate Anxiety

Physical and Mental Comorbidity, Disability, and Suicidal Behavior Associated With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in a Large Community Sample

Traumatic Events and Suicidal Behavior Results From a National Mental Health Survey

Aboriginal Suicidal Behaviour Research: From Risk Factors to Culturally-Sensitive Interventions

Chronic Pain Conditions and Suicidal Ideation and Suicide Attempts: An Epidemiologic Perspective

Suicide attempts and externalizing psychopathology in a nationally representative sample

Traumatic Events and Suicidal Behavior Results From a National Mental Health Survey

Childhood adversities and risk for suicidal ideation and attempts: a longitudinal population-based study

Anxiety Disorders Associated With Suicidal Ideation and Suicide Attempts in the National Comorbidity Survey

Anxiety Disorders and Risk for Suicidal Ideation and Suicide Attempts


Triaging suicidal patients: Sifting through the evidence

Suicidal Ideation among Canadian Youth: A Multivariate Analysis

The Relationship Between Mental Disorders and Risky Sexual Behavior: Results from a Nationally Representative Survey

Population Attributable Fractions of Psychiatric Disorders and Suicide Ideation and Attempts Associated With Adverse Childhood Experiences

Correlates of Intimate Partner Violence in Marital Relationships in a Nationally Representative Sample of Men and Women Victims

Population Attributable Fractions of Psychiatric Disorders Associated with Adverse Childhood Events in the General Population

The Associations Between Health Risk Behaviours and Suicidal Ideation and Attempts in a Nationally Representative Sample of Young Adolescents

Childhood adversities and risk for suicidal ideation and attempts: a longitudinal population-based study

Factors Associated With Multiple Versus Single Episode Suicide ttempts in the 1990-1992 and 2001-2003 US National Comorbidity Surveys

Discussion Paper for the Development of a Suicide Prevention Strategy for the Winnipeg Health Region

Provincial Suicide Mortality Review Risk Factors Associated with Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders (CODI)

Associations of Obesity and Psychiatric Disorders and Suicidal Behaviors In A Representative Canadian Sample


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