Weekly News Roundup July 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:

Reporting guidelines reduced number of suicides: study – Korea Herald
July 25, 2021
In South Korea in 2013, under the ‘suicide prevention law,’ media guidelines[…]

Weekly News Roundup July 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:

Giants minor leaguer who attempted suicide last year retires – Washington Post
July 16, 2021
Drew Robinson, San Francisco Giants minor league player, survived a[…]

Updated: Provide your feedback on a 3-digit crisis number

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is asking for your feedback regarding the implementation of a 3-digit suicide prevention line for Canada, which would connect people to the existing line at 1-833-456-4566. Until September 21, 2021, you can provide your thoughts on your support for the project, how long implementation should take, whether the[…]

Thank you to PrairieSky Royalty

Thank you to PrairieSky Royalty for being a Run for Life 2021 Diamond Partner and contributing $5000 to Centre for Suicide Prevention’s Run for Life.

Run for Life is held each year to remember those we’ve lost to suicide and to raise awareness for suicide prevention. PrairieSky Royalty‘s generous sponsorship will[…]

Weekly News Roundup July 5-11, 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 identifies genetic risks for suicide death in individuals with bipolar disorder – EurekAlert!
July 8, 2021
A new study has[…]

Research Roundup – June 2021

This is a summary of the latest significant Canadian () and international suicide research we collected in the past month: 🇨🇦 Ogrodniczuk, J.S., et al.  (2021). Psychosocial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic: A cross-sectional study of online help-seeking Canadian men. Postgraduate Medicine. DOI:10.1080/00325481.2021.1873027
A survey of the impact[…]

Weekly News Roundup June 28 – July 4, 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:

Featured:
Updated website: Together to Live – Centre for Suicide Prevention
July 5, 2021
We’re excited to announce the (re)launch of Together to[…]

Updated website: Together to Live

We’re excited to announce the (re)launch of Together to Live, your step by step guide to creating a community suicide prevention plan. Together to Live includes: a planning guide that will walk you through developing, implementing, and evaluating a community suicide prevention plan real stories of communities who have taken action[…]

Weekly News Roundup June 21-27, 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:

Featured:
Corbella: Shadow pandemic of suicide in restaurant industry is alarming – Calgary Herald
June 25, 2021
Modern Steak’s corporate chef Dustin Schafer and[…]

Updated resource: Indigenous people, trauma and suicide prevention (toolkit)

We’ve updated our toolkit on Indigenous people and trauma.

Historically, suicide was a very rare occurrence among Indigenous peoples, and it was only after contact with Europeans that it became prevalent. Intergenerational trauma is one of the primary colonial effects contributing to the elevated rate of suicide among Indigenous people today.

These[…]