Weekly News Roundup August 11 – 18, 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: Living at an elevated risk – Rocky Mountain OutlookAugust 15, 2019The University of Utah released a study in 2011 that examined the correlation between altitude and suicide rates, suggesting that areas […]

Weekly News Roundup August 6 – 11, 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: Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide is part of a larger problem in American jails: experts – GlobalAugust 11, 2019Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide last week while in prison awaiting trial. Suicide is […]

Weekly News Roundup July 29 – August 5, 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: Cambridge Bay camp helps teens make new connections – CBCAugust 5, 2019A summer camp in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut is encouraging youth to create connections with their communities and cultures. Cambridge Bay, […]

Weekly News Roundup July 22 – 28, 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: Isolated And Struggling, Many Seniors Are Turning To Suicide – NPRJuly 27, 2019In the US, males 65 and over are at the highest risk of suicide, and people over 85, regardless of […]

Evan Skowron Memorial Golf Tournament

Registration for the 4th Annual Evan Skowron Memorial Golf Tournament is now open! This event is held in memory of Evan Skowron, and raises funds for suicide prevention. WhereSpringbank Links Golf CourseThe Trop WhenFriday, Sept. 6, 201910 am to 7 pm Register your team now! Schedule8 amMeet at The Trop 8:30 amBus to Springbank Links Golf Course leaves from The Trop […]

Weekly News Roundup July 15 – 19, 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: Yes, Canada should ban conversion therapy – Globe and Mail July 19, 2019An opinion piece by sexual and gender minority studies expert Kristopher Wells, who discusses the pernicious effects […]

Weekly News Roundup July 8 – 14, 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’ll never be the same again’: Sex And The City star Kim Cattrall talks for the first time about the suicide of her beloved brother – and reveals how walking for […]

Weekly News Roundup July 2 – 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: Suicide prevention: can a petition save lives on this bridge? – BBCJuly 5, 2019Many people have died from a bridge in a town in Scotland, so many that the deaths are […]

Weekly News Roundup June 24 – July 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: First Nations suicide rate 3 times higher than for non-Indigenous people: StatsCan – Global June 30, 2019Statistics Canada has released data looking at the suicide rate of Indigenous people from 2011-2016, and […]

Weekly News Roundup June 17 – 23, 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: Suicide rate for Native American women is up 139% – USA TodayJune 22, 2019Suicide rates in the US are rising, and have increased 33% since 1999: this is significant. However, Native […]