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dc.contributor.authorCarleton, R. Nicholas
dc.contributor.authorAfifi, Tracie O.
dc.contributor.authorTurner, Sarah
dc.contributor.authorTaillieu, Tamara
dc.contributor.authorLeBouthillier, Daniel M.
dc.contributor.authorDuranceau, Sophie
dc.contributor.authorSareen, Jitender
dc.contributor.authorRicciardelli, Rosemary
dc.contributor.authorMacPhee, Renee S.
dc.contributor.authorGroll, Dianne
dc.contributor.authorHozempa, Kadie
dc.contributor.authorBrunet, Alain
dc.contributor.authorWeekes, John R.
dc.contributor.authorGriffiths, Curt T.
dc.contributor.authorAbrams, Kelly J.
dc.contributor.authorJones, Nicholas A.
dc.contributor.authorBeshai, Shadi
dc.contributor.authorCramm, Heidi A.
dc.contributor.authorDobson, Keith S,
dc.contributor.authorHatcher, Simon
dc.contributor.authorKeane, Terence M.
dc.contributor.authorStewart, Sherry H.
dc.contributor.authorAsmundson, Gordon J.G.
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-25T15:18:20Z
dc.date.available2019-02-25T15:18:20Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1974/25996
dc.description.abstractSubstantial media attention has focused on suicide among Canadian Public Safety Personnel (PSP; e.g., correctional workers, dispatchers, firefighters, paramedics, police). The attention has raised significant concerns about the mental health impact of public safety service, as well as interest in the correlates for risk of suicide. There have only been two published studies assessing lifetime suicidal behaviors among Canadian PSP. The current study was designed to assess past-year and lifetime suicidal ideation, plans, and attempts amongst a large diverse sample of Canadian PSP. Estimates of suicidal ideation, plans, and attempts were derived from self-reported data from a nationally administered online survey. Participants included 5,148 PSP (33.4% women) grouped into six categories (i.e., Call Centre Operators/Dispatchers, Correctional Workers, Firefighters, Municipal/Provincial Police, Paramedics, Royal Canadian Mounted Police). Substantial proportions of participants reported past-year and lifetime suicidal ideation (10.1%, 27.8%), planning (4.1%, 13.3%), or attempts (0.4%, 4.6%). Women reported significantly more lifetime suicidal behaviors than men (ORs = 1.15 to 2.62). Significant differences were identified across PSP categories in reports of past-year and lifetime suicidal behaviors. The proportion of Canadian PSP reporting past-year and lifetime suicidal behaviors was substantial. The estimates for lifetime suicidal behaviors appear consistent with or higher than previously published international PSP estimates, and higher than reports from the general population. Municipal/Provincial Police reported the lowest frequency for past-year and lifetime suicidal behaviors, whereas Correctional Workers and Paramedics reported the highest. The results provide initial evidence that substantial portions of diverse Canadian PSP experience suicidal behaviors, therein warranting additional resources and research. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved)en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectMental Healthen_US
dc.subjectOperational Stress Injuriesen_US
dc.subjectSuicideen_US
dc.subjectFirst Respondersen_US
dc.subjectSuicidal Ideationen_US
dc.subjectFire Fightersen_US
dc.subjectPublic Safety Personnelen_US
dc.subjectPoliceen_US
dc.titleSuicidal Ideation, Plans, and Attempts Among Public Safety Personnel in Canadaen_US
dc.typejournal articleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1037/cap0000136


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