In 2006, HPP launched the Nova Scotia Strategic Framework to Address Suicide, a 7-10-year plan for reducing suicide and attempted suicide in Nova Scotia. The strategic framework identified the need to develop a data profile report on suicide and attempted suicide in Nova Scotia and in 2006, HPP provided funding to the Dalhousie University Population Health Research Unit to develop this report.
The report was completed this spring and we would like to share it with our partners who work in the area of suicide prevention, intervention and support. The report titled, Suicide and Attempted Suicide in Nova Scotia, 1995-2004, captures an accurate picture of this important issue. It examines demographic factors, the means utilized for attempted and completed suicides, and the types of health-care services used by Nova Scotians.