Weekly News Roundup Nov. 2 – 8, 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:

Conservative MP calls for nationwide three-digit suicide hotline – CBC
November 6, 2020
Todd Doherty, MP for Cariboo-Prince George has tabled a motion in Parliament[…]

Buddy Up website and TV ad

The Buddy Up men’s suicide prevention campaign now has its very own website! The website is focused on men’s suicide prevention and how to become a Champion for the cause. In addition to learning about men’s suicide and how it can be prevented, you can find information about how the campaign was created[…]

COVID-19 and Suicide: Potential implications and opportunities to influence trends in Canada

Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) has prepared a brief, COVID-19 and Suicide: Potential Implications and Opportunities to Influence Trends in Canada, to share evidence about the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on suicide rates, including suicidal ideation, attempts, and deaths. It outlines the related risk and protective factors and provides an overview[…]

Thank you to the 5th Annual Evan Skowron Memorial Golf Tournament

The 5th annual Evan Skowron Memorial Golf Tournament was held virtually throughout the month of September to honour the memory of an amazing son, brother, cousin, nephew, and friend. This year, the tournament raised over $11,500 – thank you to all who participated and donated to suicide prevention in memory of Evan Skowron.

Thank you to Servus Credit Union

We would like to thank Servus Credit Union for donating $10,000 to Centre for Suicide Prevention! The donation was made in support[…]

Weekly News Roundup Oct. 26 – Nov. 1, 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:

UCP gives $220K for local suicide prevention effort  – Medicine Hat News
October 29, 2020
The provincial government has announced they will be giving $200,000, earmarked for suicide prevention efforts, to CMHA-Medicine Hat.[…]

Weekly News Roundup October 5 – 12, 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:
Calgary woman running for mental health awareness, after partner’s death – CTV News
October 6, 2020
Andrea Gordon, who lost partner David Quistberg to suicide in June, ran[…]

Resources for parents of youth who are thinking about suicide

On World Suicide Prevention Day, PLEO: Parents’ Lifelines of Eastern Ontario launched a new resource to support parents of youth who are thinking about suicide by sharing helpful and hopeful messages from parents and youth with lived experience, suicide prevention experts and clinicians.  The resource includes tip sheets for parents and videos with inforamtion[…]

Research Roundup – September 2020

Buddy Up 2020 Campaign

September 2020 marked our first Buddy Up Campaign Month – a month when our Buddy Up Champions promoted men’s suicide prevention.

This campaign was created for men by men, encouraging them to have real conversations with their buddies and to support them if they’re struggling with thoughts of suicide.

Thank you to our Champions who, through education[…]