Weekly News Roundup Dec. 6 – 13, 2020

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Every day we scan news headlines and social media for items of interest to the field of suicide prevention. This week’s news roundup will be our last for 2020! Here’s what we found last week:

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Suicides up sharply on Toronto subway during pandemic – Globe[…]

Weekly News Roundup Nov. 30 – Dec. 6, 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:

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You Can Help the Agencies Battling Mental Health Challenges and Addictions – Calgary Herald
December 4, 2020
Centre for Suicide Prevention (CSP) has[…]

Reduce suicides by creating a safer home

Means restriction is one of the World Health Organization’s few recognized best practices in suicide prevention. You can restrict access to lethal means within your own home, including by locking up medications, chemicals, and firearms, and installing carbon monoxide and smoke detectors. Cords and ropes should also be safely stored away. Find out more with[…]

Research Roundup – November 2020

This is a summary of the latest significant Canadian () and international suicide research we collected in the past month: 🇨🇦 Tsai, M., et al. (2020, September 8). Examining the Three-Step Theory (3ST) of suicide in a prospective study of adult psychiatric inpatients. Behavior Therapy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beth.2020.08.007
The Three Step[…]

Thank you to the Calgary Herald Christmas Fund

Centre for Suicide Prevention is grateful to be listed as one of the charities benefiting from the Calgary Herald’s 30th annual Christmas Fund. In this milestone year, the fund encourages readers to[…]

Maintaining relationships and social connection

This is the third blog in our series, Hope, belonging, meaning and purpose: suicide prevention in times of crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us into a new way of being – with ourselves and with others. Technology has offered all kinds of answers to the question: ‘how do we stay[…]

Weekly News Roundup Nov. 23 – 29, 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:

In Japan, more people died from suicide last month than from Covid in all of 2020 – CNN
November 29, 2020
Japan has released[…]

Weekly News Roundup Nov. 16 – 22, 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:
Solemn vigil marks another year of transgender lives lost – The Signal
November 20, 2020
Transgender Day of Remembrance, November 20, is a day to remember transgender people[…]

Weekly News Roundup Nov. 9 – 15, 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:
U of C introduces new suicide prevention framework to support students – Calgary Herald
November 12, 2020
*Terminology warning – use of commit*[…]

Research Roundup – October 2020

This is a summary of the latest significant Canadian () and international suicide research we collected in the past month: Hanson, L., et al. (2020). Work related sexual harassment and risk of suicide and suicide attempts: Prospective cohort study. BMJ. DOI: http//dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m2984
Workplace sexual harassment has an impact[…]