Weekly News Roundup September 30 – October 7, 2019

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:Don’t be afraid to say the word ‘suicide’: A caring conversation can save lives – Edmonton JournalOctober 7, 2019Suicide prevention is everyone’s business, and there are steps we can all take to […]

Driving Light Golf Tournament

Thank you to the organizers of the Driving Light Golf Tournament who raised $21,024 for the Centre for Suicide Prevention! The Driving Light Golf Tournament took place on July 27, 2019 at the Whispering Pines Golf and Country Club Resort. Attendees came from the community of Pine Lake, Alberta. It’s amazing that such a small […]

Run for Life 2019

This past Sunday, September 29, we held our second annual Run for Life in Calgary, Alberta.  This year, over 300 participants and 50 volunteers joined us and $36,686 was raised for suicide prevention!  Save the date: We’re planning for our third annual Run for Life to take place Sunday, September 27, 2020. Check out our Facebook page to see […]

Weekly News Roundup September 24 – 29, 2019

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: Advocates raise alarm about suicide and the economy – CBCSeptember 27, 2019The University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy has released a new analysis of data that looked at suicide statistics […]

Weekly News Roundup September 16 – 23, 2019

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: Can Three Numbers Stem the Tide of American Suicides? – The AtlanticSeptember 22, 2019The Federal Communications Commission has recommended a three digit number for the national crisis line in the US, […]

World Suicide Prevention Day 2019 Roundup

Last week, September 10, was World Suicide Prevention Day. All week long, we hosted and attended events to raise awareness for suicide and its prevention. We also contributed to a number of news stories, and released new publications.  CSP in the news High suicide rates for Indigenous youths sparks action from Alberta government – Calgary HeraldSeptember 10, […]

Weekly news roundup September 9 – 15, 2019

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: High suicide rates for Indigenous youths sparks action from Alberta government – Calgary HeraldSeptember 10, 2019The government of Alberta has launched graphic novels for First Nations and Metis youth as part […]

Weekly News Roundup September 3 – 8, 2019

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: World Suicide Prevention Day 2019 – Centre for Suicide PreventionTomorrow, September 10, is World Suicide Prevention Day. All week long, we’ll be raising awareness about suicide and its prevention. We’ve released a […]

World Suicide Prevention Day 2019

Tomorrow, September 10, is World Suicide Prevention Day.  In remembrance of those lost to suicide, we encourage you to light a candle or lantern by a window at 8 pm tomorrow.  All week long, we’ll be raising awareness about suicide and its prevention.  New publication: Safety plans to prevent suicide A safety plan is an […]

John Fluevog Shoes Fundraiser Edmonton 2019

Join us for a good excuse to buy shoes and our first John Fluevog Shoes fundraiser in Edmonton, Alberta! Drop by anytime between 2 to 4 pm on Saturday, September 21 to enjoy beautiful shoes by John Fluevog, and delicious snacks by Sunterra. Where? John Fluevog ShoesWhyte Avenue, Edmonton10330 82 Ave NWEdmonton, Alberta When?Saturday, Sept. […]