Youth Suicide Prevention: A Suicide Prevention Toolkit

Keywords Suicide Prevention, Risk Factors, Protective Factors, Warning Signs, Safety Plan


The Centre for Suicide Prevention is an education centre based in Calgary. They equip Canadians to respond to people considering suicide. They created this Toolkit to introduce information on youth mental health and suicide. Topics include risk and protective factors, warning signs, and how to have supportive conversations with youth about their mental health.

Policy & Practice Implications 

  • The Toolkit models a destigmatizing approach to talking with youth about their mental health by using people-first, safe, and strengths-based language.
  • The Toolkit addresses the complexity of youth suicide by introducing suicide prevention practices and sharing additional resources.
  • The Toolkit was reviewed by youth, modeling user-centred practice.

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