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 […]

New resource for Indigenous communities

We’re pleased to announce the release of a new guide: Community-led life promotion plans for Indigenous youth and communities. This newly released guide is an invitation to bring together youth, Elders, Knowledge Keepers, and those who work with young people to plan and implement life promotion strategies and actions that support the community. This guide […]

Thank you to John Fluevog Shoes Calgary

John Fluevog Shoes Calgary raised $6,778 for the Centre for Suicide Prevention last Thursday, November 14. Thank you to John Fluevog Shoes Calgary for your donation and to our supporters for coming out to buy shoes! This was our 4th annual fundraiser at the Calgary location, and earlier this year, John Fluevog Shoes Edmonton hosted […]

Weekly News Roundup November 13 – 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: Leafs forward Nic Petan and his family open up about the loss of his father to suicide – CTVNovember 15, 2019Franc Petan, 56, died by suicide on September 19, […]

Thank you to Shawn Leonard

Thank you to Shawn Leonard, Aboriginal Medium, who raised an incredible $21,870 for the Centre for Suicide Prevention! Shawn raised these funds at shows across Canada – thank you, Shawn, for choosing us as your recipient charity! These funds will go towards Indigenous suicide prevention programming, including workshops and resource publications.

Weekly News Roundup Nov. 5 – 11, 2019

A few simple questions could help doctors stem the suicide epidemic – Washington Post November 8, 2019 New research has found that a large number patients in the US who present to the emergency room for an unrelated problem have suicidal thoughts. Researchers suggest doctors and nurses ask all emergency room patients about suicidal thoughts. This idea […]

Weekly News Roundup October 28 – November 4, 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: Whistler pucksters get mental health message – Pique November 2, 2019 Buddy Check for Jesse, a mental health initiative for young British Columbia hockey players has expanded this year to include […]