Weekly News Roundup Feb 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: Facebook’s suicide prevention tool sparks concern – GlobalFebruary 11, 2019Facebook’s suicide prevention algorithm reads user’s posts and flags them for content that may indicate suicidality, at which point people read the […]

Canada Needs a National Suicide Prevention Plan

This is a response to MP Ron Liepert’s speech in the House of Commons on Monday, February 4, 2019. Mara Grunau and Robert Olson, Centre for Suicide Prevention Our deepest condolences to MP Ron Liepert for the loss of his daughter Kylee, by suicide. There is no grief like suicide grief. MP Liepert, thank you for courageously sharing the story […]

Weekly News Roundup Feb 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: Featured: Corbella: Liepert’s House speech on his daughter’s suicide an emotional punch – Calgary HeraldFebruary 5, 2019Calgary Signal Hill MP Ron Liepert delivered a moving House of Commons speech last week to […]

Weekly News Roundup Jan 28 – Feb 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: ‘I couldn’t believe it’: University of Alberta evicted student after attempt to kill himself – CBCJanuary 29, 2019In 2016, a University of Alberta student who struggled with suicidality was evicted from […]

Weekly News Roundup Jan 21 – 27, 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: Wise Practices for Life Promotion – Centre for Suicide PreventionJanuary 28, 2019In this blog post, we feature Wise Practices: Indigenous Leadership for Living Life Well, a community-led project that highlights suicide prevention […]

Wise Practices for Life Promotion

Wise Practices: Indigenous Leadership for Living Life Well, is a community-led project that highlights suicide prevention initiatives thriving in communities across Canada. Developed by Jennifer White and Ed Connors, Wise Practices strives to connect communities and build resiliency in an effort to prevent suicide in First Nations communities. The project evolved from efforts of co-lead […]

Weekly News Roundup Jan 14 – 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: New resource toolkit: Transgender people and suicide – Centre for Suicide PreventionJanuary 21, 2019Transgender people have significantly higher instances of mental illness than the general population. They are also at a […]

Blue Monday 2019

The third Monday in January has been called “Blue Monday,” apparently due to the heightened rates of depression and suicide around this time of year. However, this is a myth. People who experience depression do so throughout the year, not just in January. Blue Monday does offer an opportunity to check in with people around […]

Transgender people and suicide toolkit

Our newest resource toolkit provides information on: the prevalence of suicide in transgender people, why they’re at risk, what warning signs they may exhibit, and how we can work to prevent suicide in the transgender population. This toolkit is available now on our website or as a direct PDF download. Transgender people have significantly higher instances of […]

Weekly News Roundup Jan 7 – 14, 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: Job-related deaths in Canada dramatically under-reported: study – CBC January 11, 2019 New research has been released to suggest that the number of deaths directly related to the […]