Breaking the Silence

Who will you walk for? Centre for Suicide Prevention is happy to be named as one of two Calgary charities, alongside the Alex, participating in the 6th Annual Breaking the Silence event, a Alberta-wide walk for mental health awareness and education.   Breaking the Silence is a one-week virtual walk and run event[…]

Thank you to Boston Pizza Memorial Drive

We would like to thank Boston Pizza Memorial Drive in Calgary, Alberta for donating $985 to Centre for Suicide Prevention! Boston Pizza Foundation also donated $985 for a total of $1,970! From January 23 to February 14, all proceeds from the purchase of a $2 heart or $1 from the purchase of a Triple Chocolate[…]

Weekly News Roundup June 8 – 14, 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: Featured:
‘Breaking the Silence’ walk and run goes virtual, province-wide – RD News Now
June 12, 2020
Centre for Suicide Prevention is one of two Calgary charities, alongside[…]

Suicide awareness and Buddy Up webinar

BILD Calgary Region held a suicide awareness safety meeting webinar for their staff, which is available online. Centre for Suicide Prevention’s Hilary Sirman and Akash Asif presented about suicide myths and facts, warning signs, and other general awareness information, as well as about the Buddy Up men’s suicide prevention campaign.

Weekly News Roundup June 1 – 7, 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: ‘We’re losing our kids’: Black youth suicide rate rising far faster than for whites; coronavirus, police violence deepen trauma – USA Today
June 7, 2020
In the US, there[…]

Research Roundup – May 2020

This is a summary of the latest significant Canadian (🇨🇦) and international suicide research we collected in the past month:

Ralfman, et al. (2020). Suicide fatalities in the US compared to Canada: Potential suicides averted with lower firearm ownership in the US. PLOS One. 15(4): e0232252. DOI: doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0232252
Means[…]

Weekly News Roundup May 25 -31, 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: Virtual Run for Life 2020 – Centre for Suicide Prevention
CSP is hosting our third annual Run for Life on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020! Run for Life[…]

Change is hard: learning to adapt

This is the second blog in our series, Hope, belonging, meaning and purpose: suicide prevention in times of crisis. While we’re all adjusting to living in a state of constant change while experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic, why do some of us adapt more readily than others? Adapting to change is difficult;[…]

Weekly News Roundup May 19 – 24, 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:

The life-saving lesson suicidal people can teach a world in pandemic – USA Today
May 23, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to negative mental health outcomes for some, and[…]

Weekly News Roundup May 11 – 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: Is the Pandemic Sparking Suicide? – New York Times
May 19, 2020
Though we won’t know for several months if the suicide rate has increased as a result of[…]