Weekly News Roundup Feb 12-18, 2022

LGBTQ+ youth face higher risk of eating disorders, suicide, study says – The Hill
February 17, 2022
The 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%[…]

Weekly News Roundup Feb 5-11, 2022

Suicide attempts among children and teens rose 77% in Poland last year – Notes from Poland
February 11, 2022
A 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[…]

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.[…]

Weekly News Roundup Jan 2-Feb 4, 2022

What We Misunderstand About Suicide Among Black Americans – TIME
February 4, 2022
Following 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

Weekly News Roundup Jan 22-28, 2022

New partnership focuses on ethical and responsible reporting on mental health issues – Campus Life, MacEwan University
January 27, 2022
MacEwan 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[…]

Weekly News Roundup Jan 15-21, 2022

Mom Says Son Who Died of Suicide Suffered from ‘Guilt’ Over Dad’s COVID Death  – People
January 20, 2022
Anthony 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[…]

Weekly News Roundup Jan 8 – 14, 2022

As more teens talk about self-harm, here’s how to help, say experts – Fast Company
January 14, 2022
Data 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[…]

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 Times
January 7, 2022
This article, written by Julie Halpert[…]

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 Conversation
December 17, 2021