Weekly News Roundup April 20-26, 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:
‘Heartbreaking’: Suicide rates expected to rise as COVID-19 grinds on – Calgary Herald
April 25, 2020
The psychological impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, such as unprecedented levels of unemployment,[…]

Weekly News Roundup April 14 – 19, 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: 
Suicide-related distress calls increasing in Calgary – 660 City News
April 19, 2020
In April, Distress Centre Calgary received 20% more distress calls than it did in January. “The[…]

Remembering Brenda Ann Taylor

It is with deep sympathy that we announce the passing of Brenda Ann Taylor, who was an integral part of the team at Centre for Suicide Prevention for 11 years. Brenda Ann was the Communications Director and Advisor from 2008 to December 2019. Her many years of experience working in communications and education empowered her[…]

Weekly News Roundup April 6 – 13, 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: Fear and Isolation May Not Actually Bring a Rise in Suicides – Slate
April 13, 2020
In this article, written in response to US President Trump’s assertion that suicide[…]

Weekly News Roundup March 30 – April 5, 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: ‘Be gentle with yourself’: Mental health phone lines see increase in calls – CBC
April 5, 2020
The Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC has seen a[…]

Research Roundup – March 2020

This is a summary of the latest significant Canadian (🇨🇦) and international suicide research we collected in the past month: Special Research The following two articles do not address suicide or suicidal behaviours directly, but they do examine psychological adversities encountered as a result of epidemic outbreaks (this is timely research considering our current[…]

Weekly News Roundup March 22 – 29, 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: 
Discussing Mental Health in Agriculture – Ag Thoughts with Emmett
March 24, 2020
Centre for Suicide Prevention’s Robert Olson spoke with Emmett Sawyer, a youth advocate for agriculture, about[…]

How to maintain mental health at home

This blog post has been adapted from a previous post, How to maintain mental health, for our current situation, in which many of us are physically distancing ourselves from one another due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This from a blog we posted for CMHA’s 2018 Mental Health Week. Everyone has mental[…]

Weekly News Roundup March 16 – 22, 2020

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: Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
March 22, 2020
Doreen Marshall, Phd, of the American[…]

Weekly News Roundup March 9 – 15, 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: Study led by B.C. prof finds 8% of school-age children have thought about or attempted suicide – Saanich News
March 13, 2020
A study released[…]