September 27, 2011

iE: InfoExchange – The Media and High-Profile Suicides CSP has just released the latest iE: InfoExchange article written by our librarian, Robert Olson.  This topic was chosen based on it’s timeliness – suicide has been all over the media in the past few months and this issue of iE will address the media’s competency in […]

September 26, 2011

Globe and Mail runs series Focusing on Suicide This week the Globe and Mail will be running a series of features focusing on suicide: the stigma, warning signs, personal stories, and more. We will be updating this post all week to bring you the stories as we feel the Globe is doing a great job […]

September 9, 2011

Light a candle on World Suicide Prevention Day to remember those lost The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) is encouraging the public to light a candle by a window at 8 p.m. on World Suicide Prevention Day, Sept. 10 to remember those lost to suicide and support suicide survivors. 

September 8, 2011

 CSP to present a session at CMHA National Conference CSP will be attending the National CMHA Conference in Kelowna, BC on Sept. 14. One of our trainers, Kevin Hodgson, will be presenting a session on our two original workshops, developed at CSP, entitled “Tattered Teddies: Preventing Suicide in Children” and “Straight Talk: Youth Suicide Prevention.” […]

August 31, 2011

Athletes and Risk of Suicide Tragically, suicide doesn’t discriminate; no one is immune to depression, including the professional athletes we admire and look up to. Recently there have been three tragic deaths related to suicide in the NHL world; Derek Boogaard, Rick Rypien, and, most recently Wade Belak. These deaths bring about an interesting question […]

August 29, 2011

World Suicide Prevention Day is Sept. 10, 2011     The Centre for Suicide Prevention (CSP) would like to bring to your attention World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD), which happens every year on September 10 and focuses on suicide prevention. Please feel free to print off the poster below and use it for the promotion of WSPD! […]

August 28, 2011

CSP releasing a new series of resource articles entitled “IE” CSP is very excited to announce the release of our first “IE: InfoExchange” article! The purpose of IE is to educate and engage people in suicide information and prevention. We encourage you to leave your feedback under each article, as we would love to have an […]

August 25, 2011

AHS and CSP teaming up to offer  ASIST Training for Trainers This week, the Centre for Suicide Prevention (CSP) will be training 10 new trainers for Alberta Health Services (AHS). These trainers will learn to facilitate the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) course, which is a great suicide intervention method. If you’re interested in […]

July 27, 2011

What’s Happening with the Library The role of the library here at the Centre for Suicide Prevention is evolving. In the months to come we will be consulting with community members to identify perceived strengths and gaps in our services and resources.  Through the insights received from these consultations we hope to find new ways to […]

July 20, 2011

Suzanne McLeod joins CSP Team as Curriculum Developer The Centre for Suicide Prevention is pleased to welcome our newest staff member, Suzanne McLeod, BA, MA. Suzanne has worked with us in the past on our River of Life Online Course, collaborating with Rani Murji, Education Director. Suzanne will be updating existing workshops, making their content more […]