Best Brains Exchange report on Masculinity and Male Suicide Prevention

Read Best Brains Exchange report on Masculinity and Male Suicide Prevention, produced following a meeting organized by The Canadian Institutes of Health Research in collaboration with The Public Health Agency of Canada, the Mental Health Commission of Canada, the Movember Foundation, and the Men’s Depression and Suicide Network, and in which the RQSHA participated.

On September 22, 2016, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) in collaboration with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), the Movember Foundation, and the Men’s Depression and Suicide Network hosted a Best Brains Exchange (BBE) which brought Federal, Provincial and Territorial (F/P/T) decision-makers together with leading researchers, clinicians, survivors of suicide attempt or loss, non-governmental organizations, frontline providers, and other experts working in the field of masculinity and male suicide prevention. The BBE provided a platform for participants to discuss how the use of research and innovation in men’s mental health may be accelerated through the identification of best practices for suicide prevention, and the promotion of the use of research and evidence-based practices across the suicide prevention continuum. The BBE provided the opportunity for continued partnerships, collaboration and innovation in order to prevent suicide in Canada, while respecting the diversity of cultures and communities that are affected by this issue.

The full report is available as on the CIHR website:

Best Brains Exchange report