Weekly News Roundup October 9 – 14, 2018

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: When you grow up surrounded by suicide, it seems normal. How do you heal a ‘broken spirit’? – Toronto Star October 13, 2018 Indigenous suicide, like all suicide, is complex. […]

Weekly News Roundup October 1 – 8, 2018

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: Chicago’s Sip of Hope – a cafe where it’s OK not to be OK – Al Jazeera October 9, 2018 The first mental health cafe, run by Hope for Today, a nonprofit […]

Save the Date: Fluevog Fundraiser

Hello Friends, This year, once again, we’re giving you a good excuse to buy shoes! We’re hosting another John Fluevog Fundraiser in Calgary, Alberta. John Fluevog Fundraiser Thursday, Nov. 15 4:30 – 7:30 pm John Fluevog Shoes Stephen Ave., Calgary Register here to get your free tickets and access to delicious beverages and appetizers. Thank you […]

Weekly News Roundup September 24 – 30, 2018

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: Gisele Bündchen says she contemplated suicide at the height of her modelling career– The Independent September 28, 2018 Gisele Bündchen, supermodel, wrote in her new memoir that she experienced thoughts of […]

Weekly News Roundup September 17 – 23, 2018

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: Why Do People Kill Themselves? – Scientific American October 2018 About one person dies by suicide every 40 seconds globally, and suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the […]

Weekly News Roundup September 10 – 16, 2018

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: More than 5,800 youth suicides across Canada signals mental health ‘crisis’ – The Star September 14, 2018 Data compiled by a Toronto Star/Ryerson School of Journalism investigation has found that over […]

World Suicide Prevention Day 2018 Roundup

Last week was a busy one here at CSP! Thank you to our event sponsors, to the media who wrote news stories highlighting the issue, and to everyone who raised awareness for suicide and its prevention in any way last week. Here’s a roundup of all our World Suicide Prevention Day activities, which took place […]

News Roundup: World Suicide Prevention Day edition

As subject matter experts, we at the Centre for Suicide Prevention are often called upon to speak with the media about suicide and its prevention. Here’s who we spoke with yesterday, World Suicide Prevention Day: September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day – Global Calgary Executive Director Mara Grunau spoke with Global Calgary on Monday […]

Weekly News Roundup September 3 – 9, 2018

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: World Suicide Prevention Day 2018 – Centre for Suicide Prevention September 10, 2018 Today is September 10, World Suicide Prevention Day. This year’s theme, as determined by the International Association for Suicide […]

World Suicide Prevention Day 2018

Today is September 10, World Suicide Prevention Day. This year’s theme, as determined by the International Association for Suicide Prevention, is “Working together to prevent suicide.” Suicide prevention is everybody’s business. We encourage you to light a candle or lantern by a window in honour of those lost to suicide at 8 pm this evening. […]