Suicide Risk and Prevention
Older adults, men in particular, have among the highest suicide rates in the world (WHO, 2014).
Approximately 1,000 older adults are admitted to Canadian hospitals each year as a result of intentional self-harm.
Many factors can contribute to suicide in older adults. These include mental illness, divorce, bereavement, lack of social support and problems with physical health or finances.
Are you a health care professional?
Learn about our clinical guidelines to best support older adults in your care.
Find information and resources to help older adults here.
Are you an older adult or care partner?
Access helpful tools and resources here.