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The Association Québécoise de prévention du suicide (AQPS) publishes a report on the prevention of older adults’ suicide in Québec in which the Chair collaborated

The report entitled  La prévention du suicide des aînés au Québec : Comprendre, s’inspirer et agir, was written and published by the AQPS with the support of the Ministry of Famille et des Aînés, as well as the Ministry of Santé et des Services sociaux.

It is the follow up of sixteen Journées régionales sur le suicide et les aînés which took place in 2011 and 2014.

This document has the goal of describing the situation of older adults’ suicide in Québec to the general population : decision makers, professionals, older adults and relatives to raise awareness to this social issue which can be prevented and more actions should be done against it. It is composed of three sections : Understanding, Inspire and Act, which address respectively : the state of the situation of older adults’ suicide in Québec, prevention initiatives realised in Québec and around the world, as well as the needs and ideas of people who participated to the Journées régionales sur le suicide et les aînés to improve the prevention of this issue.

As well as having been a member of the steering committee of this project, and having offered two conferences as part of the Journées régionales sur le suicide et les aînés, the Chair contributed to the writing of a section on mistreatment towards older adults which is presented as a predisposing factor to suicide in the section Understanding of the report.

To consult the document, you can click on the following link:

http://www.aqps.info/media/documents/PreventionSuicideAines_comprendre_sinspirer_agir_AQPS_2014.pdf