Weekly News Roundup February 3-9, 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: The silent epidemic of America’s problem with guns – BBCFebruary 6, 2020*Method warning* According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data, suicide rates in the US are rising, and in […]

Thank you to I Will Survive!

This year, I Will Survive raised $1250 for Centre for Suicide Prevention – thank you, I Will Survive! These proceeds came from the Music 4 Life concert. This money will go directly towards supporting Lunch and Learn suicide awareness presentations. I Will Survive has continually supported Centre for Suicide Prevention and we are grateful to […]

Thank you to the Owen Moore Memorial Hockey Game

The Owen Moore Memorial Hockey Game was held on January 18, 2020 in Cochrane. Centre for Suicide Prevention received $1517 in donations from the game – we are honoured to have been chosen as this year’s charity. This is the third year that the Cochrane Chaos have held the game in honour of Owen Moore, […]

Research Roundup – January 2020

This is a summary of the latest significant Canadian (🇨🇦) and international suicide research we collected in the past month: Kaufman et al. (2020).Effects of increased minimum wages by unemployment rate on suicide in the USA. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 0, 1-6. DOI: 10.1136/jech-2019-212981An American study examining the effect of the minimum wage on […]

Weekly News Roundup January 27 – February 2, 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: Ex-NHLer Clint Malarchuk talks suicide survival, mental health in Regina – GlobalJanuary 31, 2020Clint Malarchuk, who attempted suicide after struggling with PTSD following a traumatic injury sustained while in the NHL, […]

Suicide prevention in Alberta’s post-secondary education programs

As a helping profession, teachers play a pivotal role in the lives of children and youth. When it comes to mental health and suicide prevention, we also know that early intervention is key… but how do teachers entering the profession know to identify possible warning signs  – and connect vulnerable students to the help and […]

New online training available: Start

We’re excited to announce the addition of the Start online suicide prevention program to our offering of workshops! Start is a one to two hour online course that trains people to recognize when someone has thoughts of suicide and take action to connect them to help. Participants will learn: Ways to become more comfortable talking […]

Grammy winner Billie Eilish opens up about thoughts of suicide

Billie Eilish, 18, is the youngest artist to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year, and she broke records at the 2020 Grammy Awards by winning five awards in total, including in all “big-four” categories of awards: Song of the Year, Best New Artist, Album of the Year, and Record of the Year. […]

Weekly News Roundup January 20 – 26, 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: Billie Eilish Opens Up About Suicidal Ideation and Self-Harm – Teen VogueJanuary 25, 2020*Method and Trigger Warning* In an interview with Gayle King on The Gayle King Grammy Special, Billie Eilish, […]

Weekly News Roundup January 13 – 19, 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: Did ’13 Reasons Why’ lead to a spike in adolescent suicides? Researchers are divided – CNNJanuary 18, 2020A new study looking at whether or not the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why […]