Weekly News Roundup June 18 – 25

Subscribe to receive the weekly news roundup straight to your inbox! Featured:Buddy Up uses friendship to help prevent men from suffering in silence – Globe and MailJune 25, 2022Centre for Suicide Prevention’s annual campaign Buddy Up which runs every June to encourage mental health conversations among men has found strong support among the construction industry. […]

Thank you to Travis James and the Mustachio Bullbashio bull riding event

Thank you to Travis James for donating $2,755 to suicide prevention through Mustachio Bullbashio, a bull riding event themed around mustaches!

Thank you to Johnny Z Health Minds Fund

Thank you to The Johnny Z Healthy Minds Fund at the South Saskatchewan Community Foundation for donating $10,000 to the Centre for Suicide Prevention’s Buddy Up campaign again in 2022! Centre for Suicide Prevention, 2005 gratefully acknowledges the financial support of The Johnny Z Healthy Minds Fund at the South Saskatchewan Community Foundation. The South […]

Weekly News Roundup June 11 – 17, 2022

Subscribe to receive the weekly news roundup straight to your inbox! Featured:Annual ‘Buddy Up’ campaign aims to encourage men to talk about mental health – Calgary HeraldJune 15, 2022Centre for Suicide Prevention’s annual month-long “Buddy Up” campaign began on June 1. It aims to promote mental-health conversations among men, who have a suicide rate three […]

Research Roundup – June 2022

This is a summary of the latest significant Canadian () and international suicide research we collected in the past month: 🇨🇦 Kingsbury, M., Hammond, N., Johnstone, F. & Colman, I. (2022). Suicidality among sexual minority and transgender adolescents: A nationally representative population-based study of youth in Canada. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 194 (22), E767-E774. DOI: […]

Weekly News Roundup June 4 – 10, 2022

Subscribe to receive the weekly news roundup straight to your inbox! Featured: Increasing access to suicide prevention supports – Government of AlbertaJune 10, 2022The Government of Alberta has announced $3 million in funding through their Youth Suicide Prevention Grant Program. Over the next two years, 13 youth-focused community programs will receive funding, including the Centre […]

Weekly News Roundup May 28 – June 3, 2022

Subscribe to receive the weekly news roundup straight to your inbox! ‘Know that you aren’t alone’: N.L. launches 5-year suicide-prevention plan – CBCJune 2, 2022Newfoundland and Labrador have released a five-year suicide prevention plan for the province, Our Path to Resilience. There are 12 actions outlined in the plan along with $2.5 million in funding […]

Weekly News Roundup May 21 – 27, 2022

Subscribe to receive the weekly news roundup straight to your inbox! Featured:Airdrie dads promoting men’s mental health by ‘Buddying Up’ – Discover AirdrieMay 26, 2022Men between the ages of 40 and 65 die by suicide at alarming rates – the Buddy Up campaign, which is being highlighted by the Centre for Suicide Prevention (CSP) in […]

Weekly News Roundup May 14 – 20, 2022

Subscribe to receive the weekly news roundup straight to your inbox! Featured:Annual ‘Buddy Up’ campaign aims to get men talking about mental health – CBCMay 18, 2022Men die by suicide three times more often than women, but it doesn’t have to be that way. The Buddy Up campaign encourages men to reach out to their […]

Research Roundup – May 2022

This is a summary of the latest significant Canadian () and international suicide research we collected in the past month: Reen, J., Friday, A., & Orji, R. (2022). Saving life and keeping privacy: A study on mobile apps for suicide prevention and privacy policies. International Conference on Persuasive Technology. In Baghaei, N., Vassileva, J., Ali, […]

Buddy Up Month is June 2022

Join us for the Buddy Up month in June to promote authentic conversations among men and their buddies and raise awareness for the issue of men and suicide. There are lots of ways to get involved!  Learn more at buddyup.ca Become a Champion You don’t need to be a Champion to participate in Buddy Up […]

Weekly News Roundup May 7 – 13, 2022

Subscribe to receive the weekly news roundup straight to your inbox! Quebec investing $65 million to reduce suicides – CTV NewsMay 13, 2022Quebec has announced $65 million will go towards a new province-wide suicide prevention strategy. One of the goals of the strategy is to reduce suicide deaths by 10% by 2026, with fewer than […]

Weekly News Roundup Apr 30 – May 6, 2022

Subscribe to receive the weekly news roundup straight to your inbox! More than 200 sailors moved off aircraft carrier after multiple suicides – CNNMay 5, 2022Following three suicide deaths in less than one week last month on US Navy ship USS George Washington, the US Navy has moved more than 200 crew off the ship. […]

Weekly News Roundup Apr 23-29, 2022

Subscribe to receive the weekly news roundup straight to your inbox! Sask. families affected by suicide say new prevention plan needed – Regina Leader-PostApril 28, 2022Sally Ratt lost her daughter (age 12) to suicide and in 2016 she advocated for a suicide prevention bill in Saskatchewan. The bill was passed and adopted one year ago, […]

Weekly News Roundup Apr 15-22, 2022

Subscribe to receive the weekly news roundup straight to your inbox! Is the Opioid Crisis Masking Real Rates of Suicides?– WedMD Health NewsApril 21, 2022This article explores causes of death during the pandemic, specifically, the 3% decrease in suicides and 29% increase in opioid-related deaths in the US in 2020 and 2021. Paul Nestadt, MD, […]

Run for Life 2022

Centre for Suicide Prevention’s 5th annual Run for Life will take place from September 18-25, 2022.  Join us on a journey from darkness into light to remember loved ones lost to suicide and raise awareness for suicide prevention. Register now! This is a virtual event – participate anywhere, anytime, and in any way: by running, […]

Run for Life social kit 2022

We encourage you to raise awareness for Run for Life 2022 on social using #RunforLife2022. Create your own posts, use your own photos, or use the sample posts we’ve created for you below! Share on social Copy and paste any of the posts below to share on your social media, or come up with your […]

Research Roundup – March 2022

This is a summary of the latest significant Canadian () and international suicide research we collected in the past month: Cardon, K. (2022). Suicide justice: Adopting Indigenous feminist methods in settler suicidology. Health, 26(1), 66-80. DOI: 10.1177/13634593211046837Indigenous suicide in the United States is analysed through an Indigenous and feminist lens. Abstract – White settler colonies […]

Weekly News Roundup Apr 9-14, 2022

Influential panel raises doubts on youth suicide screening – AP NewsApril 12, 2022The US Preventative Services Task Force posted draft guidance last week suggesting that there’s not enough evidence to recommend regularly screening young people for suicidality if they do not show obvious signs. Many agree that more research is needed but there’s also no […]

Weekly News Roundup Apr 2-8, 2022

Schools face rise in suicides during pandemic: “So many kids are hurting” – CBSApril 7, 2022Clark Country School District in Las Vegas, Nevada, has experienced many student suicides since the beginning of the pandemic. High school teacher Nick Orr says, “I’ve had to work with our social workers more times than I can even count […]

Thank you to Amaranth Foods

Thank you to Amaranth Foods – 4th Street Market for supporting suicide prevention by donating $583 to Centre for Suicide Prevention through their charity campaign!

Weekly News Roundup Mar 26 – Apr 1, 2022

To Help Someone Contemplating Suicide, Put Yourself First – Psychology TodayApril 1, 2022People who offer care to those thinking about suicide play an important role in suicide prevention, and this article argues that they’re not getting enough support. Offering help and support to someone who is thinking about suicide can be challenging compared to some […]

Weekly News Roundup Mar 19 – 25, 2022

Why Conrad Roy’s Mom Is Fighting to Make Suicide Coercion a Crime: ‘I Want My Son to Be Proud of Me’ – PeopleMarch 24, 2022In 2014 Conrad Roy III, 18, died by suicide and in 2017, his former girlfriend Michelle Carter was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced 15 months in prison for sending Roy […]