What's New in the Library - Summer 2014

Online Resources

iE15: “Jumping” and Suicide Prevention
This column looks at “jumping” from high places such as bridges or buildings as a means of suicide. It also addresses the issue of barriers and other safety measures as preventative methods to eliminate these types of suicides.

Substance Use Disorder and Suicide Prevention: Resource Toolkit
A collection of facts, statistics and resources pertaining to Substance Use Disorder and its relationship to suicide.



Building a Therapeutic Alliance with the Suicidal Patient
by Konrad Michel and David A. Jobes. American Psychological Association.(2011).414 p.
“In this book, editors Konrad Michel and David A. Jobes have enlisted an elite group of clinicians and researchers to explore what has become known as the "Aeschi approach" to clinical suicide prevention. According to this view, mental health professionals working with patients at risk for suicide must recognize a fundamental conflict at the heart of good clinical practice: while they are experts in the assessment of disorders of mental health, when it comes to the patient's story, the patient is the expert”(from cover).

Sick to Death of the Silence: Stories to Break Down the Stigma of Mental Illness
by John Gulak. Canadian Mental Health Association.(2014). 92 p.
A collection of profiles and pictures of Calgarians who have been affected by mental illness.



This film examines how young people relate to one another using social media and the internet and the possible dangers that accompany its usage. Native Counselling Services of Alberta; Bearpaw Media Productions.(2012). 23 min.

Saving Our Lives: Preventing Suicide in Transgender Communities 
Anchors Aweigh Media.(2011). 10 min.
Offers three scenarios where someone who has noticed suicide warnings from a friend asks: “ Are you thinking of killing yourself?”. Each scenario gives a different response to the question.

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