Resources for parents of youth who are thinking about suicide

On World Suicide Prevention Day, PLEO: Parents’ Lifelines of Eastern Ontario launched a new resource to support parents of youth who are thinking about suicide by sharing helpful and hopeful messages from parents and youth with lived experience, suicide prevention experts and clinicians.  The resource includes tip sheets for parents and videos with inforamtion[…]

Research Roundup – September 2020

Buddy Up 2020 Campaign

September 2020 marked our first Buddy Up Campaign Month – a month when our Buddy Up Champions promoted men’s suicide prevention.

This campaign was created for men by men, encouraging them to have real conversations with their buddies and to support them if they’re struggling with thoughts of suicide.

Thank you to our Champions who, through education[…]

Weekly News Roundup Sept. 28 – Oct. 4, 2020

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:

Medicine Hat’s suicide numbers are on pace to double last year’s – Medicine Hat News
October 3, 2020
Medicine Hat, Alberta, had 5 suicides[…]

Third Annual Run for Life

Through Friday, Sept. 25 to Sunday, Sept. 27, Centre for Suicide Prevention held our third annual Run for Life. This year’s event was virtual, and though we were unable to be together in-person, we were together in community through the hundreds of photos, posts, and messages shared by run participants.

The virtual Run for Life 2020[…]

Weekly News Roundup September 21 – 27, 2020

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:
Run For Life In Support Of Suicide Prevention Ready to Go – Okotoks Online
September 25, 2020
This past weekend, Centre for Suicide[…]

Weekly News Roundup September 15 – 20, 2020

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:

On National Physician Suicide Awareness Day, A Story Of Survival – Forbes
September 17, 2020
National Physician Suicide Awareness Day took place in the[…]

Weekly News Roundup September 8 – 14, 2020

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:
Life, death and being a man in Medicine Hat – CBC News
September 10, 2020
Brandon Niwa, 37, is one of the first of several men that Medicine Hat[…]

Webinar for veterinary professionals

Centre for Suicide Prevention’s Robert Olson presented to veterinary professionals across Canada on World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10, about why safe-messaging about suicide is important, and the efficacy of gatekeeper training. The webinar was hosted by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association and Merck Animal Health. Robert’s presentation begins at 24 minutes.

Annual Report 2019-2020

Centre for Suicide Prevention has had an accomplished year but like everyone else’s, it has been eclipsed by the pandemic and we have been reminded anew of the magnitude of our work. Read our 2019-2020 Annual Report