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Youth suicide in Canada: distinctions among boys and girls

Rhodes A. Healthc Q. 2013; 16(3):11-3.


In Canada, boys account for almost three quarters of suicides among those aged 15–24 years. However, non-fatal suicide-related behaviours also onset in youth but are more common in girls. Thus far, there has been little empirical investigation of what produces this gender paradox. This report summarizes two recently published studies in which ICES tackles the issues of the potential impacts of misclassification of suicide and of help-seeking behaviour.

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Keywords: Suicide Screening and prevention Mental health

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