Weekly News Roundup January 13 – 19, 2020

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: Did ’13 Reasons Why’ lead to a spike in adolescent suicides? Researchers are divided – CNNJanuary 18, 2020A new study looking at whether or not the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why […]

Weekly News Roundup January 6 – 13, 2020

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: Mental health advocate wants you to know how to survive suicidal sadness – CBCJanuary 12, 2020As a mental health advocate and someone who has experienced suicidal thoughts, John Peters […]

Safe language and messages for suicide prevention resource

Centre for Suicide Prevention, along with l’Association québécoise de prévention du suicide, partnered with the Public Health Agency of Canada to create Language Matters: Safe language and messages for suicide prevention, a resource that guides people in using language “that is helpful and respectful, and encourages an environment free of stigma” to “talk more openly […]

Weekly News Roundup December 21, 2019 – January 5, 2020

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: RCMP’s suicide prevention programs ‘unwittingly deficient,’ says internal report on Mountie’s death – CBCJanuary 5, 2020*Method warning* An internal report investigating the death of RCMP Constable Jean-Pascal Nolin, who died […]

Weekly News Roundup December 16 – 20, 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:Calgary Eyeopener – CBC CalgaryDecember 16, 2019In late August, Braden Lloyd attempted suicide three times in just 30 hours, after continually being apprehended by RCMP and subsequently discharged from hospital and […]

Weekly News Roundup December 9 – 15, 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: Student’s suicide at time of growing awareness about mental health of medical students, doctors – Ottawa CitizenDecember 15, 2019Awareness for mental health resources on post-secondary campuses is growing, and earlier this […]

Weekly News Roundup December 2-8, 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: Death at Alberta legislature reignites conversation about provincial suicide rate – Edmonton StarDecember 3, 2019Following the suicide death last Monday on the steps of the Alberta Legislature, more conversation is being […]

Weekly News Roundup November 25 – December 1, 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:‘I Wanted to Die:’ Northern Ireland Confronts a Suicide Crisis – New York TimesDecember 1, 2019*Method warning* In 2017, Northern Ireland had a suicide rate of 18.6 per 100,000 (Canada has a […]

Thank you to FORM Golf Tournament

The FORM Golf Tournament took place September 5, 2019 at Redwood Meadows Golf and Country Club. Centre for Suicide Prevention, along with the Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region, and the Hotchkiss Brain Institute at the University of Calgary, were the recipients of golf tournament proceeds. $20,000 was donated by FORM to the Centre […]

Weekly News Roundup November 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: Alberta documentary sheds light on men in the oilpatch and suicides – Global CalgaryNovember 19, 2019A new documentary, Digging in the Dirt, addresses the issue of men working in the oilpatch […]