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’ – People
March 24, 2022
In 2014 Conrad Roy III, 18, died by suicide and in 2017, his former girlfriend Michelle Carter was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced 15[…]

Weekly News Roundup Mar 12 – 18, 2022

Want to receive this weekly news roundup straight to your inbox? Subscribe today! New outpatient centre in Montreal helps teens in suicidal crisis – Montreal Gazette
March 18, 2022
The Specialized Centre for Adolescent Mental Health (Le SPOT), is a new outpatient centre in Montreal for adolescents who have[…]

Research Roundup – February 2022

This is a summary of the latest significant Canadian () and international suicide research we collected in the past month: Barcelos, A., Kargas, N., Packham, C., & Mills, D. (2021). Understanding the impact of dog ownership on autistic adults: Implications for mental health and suicide prevention. Scientific Reports.[…]

Weekly News Roundup Mar 5 – 11, 2022

After Star Soccer Player’s Suicide, Stanford Acknowledges It Has a Suicide Problem – SFist
March 10, 2022
Katie Meyer, Stanford University’s Women’s Soccer Goalie died by suicide earlier this month. Stanford has experienced a number of student suicides in the past 13 months, and, following Meyer’s death, the university has acknowledged[…]

Thank you to Jasper Mettra Pharmacy

Thank you to Jasper Mettra Pharmacy for their commitment to suicide prevention by displaying Centre for Suicide Prevention (CSP) resources around their store and for providing Start training to their staff. Their participation is part of CSP’s initiative to provide free suicide prevention materials to pharmacies in Alberta. Suicide prevention in pharmacies[…]

Thank you to North Hill Mazda

Thank you to North Hill Mazda for donating a gift certificate to Boogie’s Burgers for our team as part of their Mazda Local Legends initiative! Their gift was enjoyed over a team meeting.

Thank you to YYC Cycle

Thank you to YYC Cycle Spin Studio for supporting suicide prevention by donating $2704.90 to Centre for Suicide Prevention through their Give’r class initiative! Proceeds from select spin classes during the final three months of 2021 were donated for the benefit of CSP’s Buddy Up campaign.

Weekly News Roundup Feb 26 – Mar 4, 2022

New Medscape Report Finds One in 10 Doctors Consider Suicide; Most Don’t Seek Professional Help, but Generational Differences Point to Potential for Change – Cision PR Newswire
March 4, 2022
A new report by MedScape has found that 1 in 10 physicians in the US have thought about or attempted suicide,[…]

Thank you Jane Scott and Shadow

Thank you to Jane Scott, her husband Don, and their dog Shadow for raising nearly $2000 for suicide prevention! Since Run for Life 2021, the pair have been on the Lethbridge running trails talking to people about suicide, mental health, and encouraging them to donate to Centre for Suicide Prevention.

Weekly News Roundup Feb 19-25, 2022

Gender-Affirming Meds Have Drastic Impact on Suicide Risk in Trans Youth – MedPage Today
February 25, 2022
A new study of 104 transgender and non-binary (TNB) youth 13 to 20 years old has found that those who initiated puberty blockers and gender-affirming hormones had “60% lower odds[…]