Weekly News Roundup May 17-24, 2021

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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Opinion: Data Dive with Nik Nanos: Canadians are losing the mental-health battle against COVID-19 – Globe and Mail
May 14, 2021
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Weekly News Roundup May 10 -16, 2021

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:

Police Suicides – CBC Radio, Up North
May 13, 2021
Ontario NDP MPP France Gélinas would like to amend the Highway Memorials for Fallen[…]

Weekly News Roundup May 3 – 9, 2021

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:

Mother speaks out against suicide forum after son’s death – BBC
May 8, 2021
Luke O’Hara died by suicide in February, and his mother, Julia[…]

Research Roundup – April 2021

This is a summary of the latest significant Canadian () and international suicide research we collected in the past month: 🇨🇦 Mental Health Commission of Canada. (2021). Considerations for implementing a three-digit suicide prevention number in Canada: Policy brief.
A policy document from the Mental Health Commission[…]

Weekly News Roundup April 26 – May 2, 2021

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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Did the COVID-19 pandemic push up suicide rates in the first few months? An international study says no – Toronto Star
April 29, 2020
A study[…]

Weekly News Roundup Apr 19-25, 2021

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:

Suicide numbers in the Black community rising at an alarming rate – WAFB9
April 24, 2021
This article from the US discusses a recent study[…]

Thank you to Johnny Z Healthy 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! Centre[…]

Weekly News Roundup Apr 12-18, 2021

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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Study: International suicide rates did not rise during pandemic – Global National
April 13, 2021
A new study reports that[…]

Weekly News Roundup Apr 6-11, 2021

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:

Study Shows Pandemic Tied To Spike In Suicide Among Black People – NPR
April 10, 2021
A new study from Maryland, US, has shown an increase in the suicide[…]

Research Roundup – March 2021

This is a summary of the latest significant Canadian () and international suicide research we collected in the past month: Mason, A., et al. (2021). A content analysis of Reddit users’ perspectives on reasons for not following through with a suicide attempt. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networks. DOI:10.1089/cyber.2020.0521.