Origins of this Website

This website was developed from a research project funded by Transport Canada in 2009 – 2013 and includes our research results and research from other studies around the world. It is maintained by the Centre for Research and Intervention on Suicide, Ethical Issues and End-of-Life Practices (CRISE) at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).


  • To provide railway stakeholders from Canada and around the world with relevant scientific information to improve prevention of railway fatalities and reduce their impact on employees
  • To promote sharing of information among railway network stakeholders regarding suicide prevention and support for employees
  • To encourage and support the development of evidence based suicide prevention practices
  • To encourage and support the development of evidence based support and trauma prevention practices
  • To encourage and support the evaluation of practices in order to improve practices and insure continuing quality control


  • July 16 2018

    Small Talk Saves Lives : a novel partnership to reduce suicide on the railway

    The UK rail industry is working in partnership with Samaritans and the British Transport Police on the Small Talk Saves Lives bystander campaign, launched in November 2017. The first campaign of...

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  • June 15 2018

    New article: Developing a framework of behaviours before suicides at railway locations

    To read the full article: Abstract: Better knowledge of behaviours of people at railway property could help with identifying those at risk of suicide. Literature...

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