Weekly News Roundup April 1-7, 2019

Every day we scan news headlines and social media for items of interest to the field of suicide prevention. Here’s what we found last week: We Need to Change How We Talk About Suicide – OUTApril 4, 2019This article, written by the TREVOR Project, a LGBTQ+ suicide prevention and intervention organization, talks about how we can […]

Weekly News Roundup Mar 25 – 31, 2019

Every day we scan news headlines and social media for items of interest to the field of suicide prevention. Here’s what we found last week: Media contagion of suicide is real. Here’s how to fix it. – SalonMarch 30, 2019This article explores the phenomenon of suicide contagion as it relates to the recent suicide deaths of […]

Weekly News Roundup Mar 18 – 24, 2019

Every day we scan news headlines and social media for items of interest to the field of suicide prevention. Here’s what we found last week: Featured: CSP and CMHA Edmonton to host the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention Conference – Centre for Suicide PreventionMarch 25, 2019We’re pleased to announce that we will be co-hosting the 30th annual […]

CSP and CMHA Edmonton to host the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention Conference

We’re pleased to announce that we will be co-hosting the 30th annual Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention conference with the Canadian Mental Health Association – Edmonton. The conference will be held on October 16 – 18, 2019 in Edmonton, Alberta. Our conference theme is Reconciliation: Honouring the Other. This theme forefronts the need to heal […]

Weekly News Roundup March 11 – 17, 2019

Hello Friends, Every day we scan news headlines and social media for items of interest to the field of suicide prevention. Here’s what we found last week: Featured: Calgary Herald Christmas Fund 2018 campaign raises close to $750,000 – Calgary Herald March 15, 2019We were honoured by the Calgary Herald this year by being one of the twelve […]

Thank you to the Calgary Herald Christmas Fund

The Centre for Suicide Prevention was honoured by the Calgary Herald this year by being one of the twelve non-profit organizations chosen as a recipient of their 2018 Christmas Fund. This year, the fund totaled $746,465 with an additional $15,516 donated by the Calgary Firefighters Charitable Foundation. From this total, the Centre for Suicide Prevention […]

Weekly News Roundup Mar 4 – 10, 2019

Every day we scan news headlines and social media for items of interest to the field of suicide prevention. Here’s what we found last week: Officer down – CBCMarch 10, 2019This is an investigative piece by the CBC accompanying a Fifth Estate episode examining the 12 Ontario Provincial Police suicide deaths that have taken place since […]

Weekly News Roundup Feb 24 – Mar 3, 2019

Every day we scan news headlines and social media for items of interest to the field of suicide prevention. Here’s what we found last week: Featured: How many people are affected by one suicide? – Centre for Suicide PreventionFebruary 28, 2019It has long been thought that 6 people are affected by one suicide, but new research shows […]

How many people are affected by one suicide?

For decades researchers asserted that six people are greatly affected by each suicide death. This statistic can be traced back to the pioneering suicidologist Edwin Shneidman. In the early 1970s, he based this figure on the average size of an immediate family. The figure was never scientifically tested but has persisted as the go-to number […]

Weekly News Roundup Feb 18 – 24, 2019

Every day we scan news headlines and social media for items of interest to the field of suicide prevention. Here’s what we found last week: Researchers to shed light on high Prairie suicide rates – Winnipeg Free PressFebruary 23, 2019A team of researchers from Brandon University and the University of Manitoba are studying suicide in the […]