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 GazetteMarch 18, 2022The Specialized Centre for Adolescent Mental Health (Le SPOT), is a new outpatient centre in Montreal for adolescents who have thought about or attempted suicide. The centre, an […]

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. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-02504-8Those experiencing autism are at a […]

Weekly News Roundup Mar 5 – 11, 2022

After Star Soccer Player’s Suicide, Stanford Acknowledges It Has a Suicide Problem – SFistMarch 10, 2022Katie 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 the issue and have “begun recruitment […]

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 can accomplish two […]

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 NewswireMarch 4, 2022A new report by MedScape has found that 1 in 10 physicians in the US have thought about or attempted suicide, and only one third have sought […]

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 TodayFebruary 25, 2022A 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 of moderate to severe depression and 73% lower odds of […]

Weekly News Roundup Feb 12-18, 2022

LGBTQ+ youth face higher risk of eating disorders, suicide, study says – The HillFebruary 17, 2022The Trevor Project, a suicide prevention organization for LGBTQ+ young people, released new research recently finding that, based on responses from their national US survey, 9% of LGBTQ+ young people 13 to 18 reported being diagnosed with an eating disorder, […]

Weekly News Roundup Feb 5-11, 2022

Suicide attempts among children and teens rose 77% in Poland last year – Notes from PolandFebruary 11, 2022A newly released report, compiled by  ‘Life is worth a conversation,’ an initiative of the Polish Association of Suicidology, has found that suicide attempts among people 18 and under in Poland increased by 77% in 2021 compared to […]

Research Roundup – January 2022

This is a summary of the latest significant Canadian () and international suicide research we collected in the past month: 🇨🇦 Oliffe, J., Ferlatter, O., Ogrodniczuk, J., Seidler, Z., Kealy, D., & Rice, S. (2021). How to save a life: Vital clues from men who have attempted suicide. Qualitative Health Research, 31(3), 415-429. DOI: 10.1177/1049732320975747A […]

Weekly News Roundup Jan 2-Feb 4, 2022

What We Misunderstand About Suicide Among Black Americans – TIMEFebruary 4, 2022Following the suicide death of Cheslie Kryst, this article attempts to explain the complex factors that lead to suicide among Black people living in the US, while highlighting current research on the topic. Michelle Vance, co-author of a recent paper on suicide among Black […]

Weekly News Roundup Jan 22-28, 2022

Featured:New partnership focuses on ethical and responsible reporting on mental health issues – Campus Life, MacEwan UniversityJanuary 27, 2022MacEwan University’s Department of Communication and Centre for Suicide Prevention have partnered to train journalism students about how to ethically and responsibly report on suicide and mental health issues. “This is a heavy topic, but one that […]

Weekly News Roundup Jan 15-21, 2022

Mom Says Son Who Died of Suicide Suffered from ‘Guilt’ Over Dad’s COVID Death  – PeopleJanuary 20, 2022Anthony Reyes, Jr., 17, died by suicide last year. Reyes’ mother, Stephanie Reyes, says he struggled with mental health issues throughout the pandemic, and in an essay he wrote for one of his classes in August 2020, Reyes […]

Weekly News Roundup Jan 8 – 14, 2022

As more teens talk about self-harm, here’s how to help, say experts – Fast CompanyJanuary 14, 2022Data from parental control app ‘Bark’ shows that, among the young people whose devices use the app in the US, suicide ideation has increased. Bark’s 2021 annual report found that 75% of teens are engaging in self-harm or suicidal […]

Weekly News Roundup Dec 18, 2021 – Jan 7, 2022

Every day we scan news headlines and social media for items of interest to the field of suicide prevention. Here’s what we found in the past few weeks: How to Help a Loved One Through Sudden Loss – New York TimesJanuary 7, 2022This article, written by Julie Halpert who lost son Garrett to suicide, talks […]

Thank you to Breanna MacLeod’s Legacy of Hope Fund

Thank you to Breanna MacLeod’s Legacy of Hope fund for donating $6000 to suicide prevention in honour of Breanna. Our team was pleased to meet with members of Breanna’s family and hear stories of her kindness, vibrant spirit, and her travels. Each year around Breanna’s birthday, her family also encourages others to remember Breanna by […]

Weekly News Roundup Dec 11-17, 2021

Hello Friends, 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: How to help those who have lost loved ones to suicide cope with grief during the holidays – The ConversationDecember 17, 2021This article discusses how to support someone who […]

Thank you to PPG Apparel

Thank you to clothing company PPG Apparel and owner Sophie McLean for raising and donating $2125 to the work we do! On November 22, PPG Apparel hosted their launch party, with a silent auction for our benefit. Thank you for using your business to reduce stigma and make a contribution to suicide prevention.

Weekly News Roundup Dec 4-10, 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 risk is higher not only for military, but also their families, new research shows – Toronto StarDecember 10, 2021New Canadian research has found that not only are veterans more […]

Research Roundup – November 2021

This is a summary of the latest significant Canadian () and international suicide research we collected in the past month: 🇨🇦 Langmann, C. (2021). Suicide, firearms, and legislation: A review of the Canadian evidence. Preventive Medicine. 152 (Pt. 1), 106471. DOI:10.1016/j.ypmed.2021.106471 Canada legislated firearm controls in 1977, 1991, and 1995. This is a review of […]

Weekly News Roundup Nov. 27 – Dec 3

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: ‘We’re sick of being in pain’: Suicide still devastating Nunavut – CTV NewsDecember 2, 2021Joseph Ashoona and Deion Pearce, two young people living in Iqaluit, are founding members of Nunavut […]