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[…]

Thank you to the Cliff Bungalow Mission Community Association

CSP has gratefully received a $2500 donation from the Cliff Bungalow Mission Community Association in Calgary to support our efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you to for your generous support! 

Weekly News Roundup May 4 – 10, 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:
Buddy up for men’s suicide prevention – Centre for Suicide Prevention
May 11, 2020
Centre for Suicide Prevention is excited to announce a new men’s suicide prevention campaign: Buddy[…]

Buddy Up for men’s suicide prevention

Centre for Suicide Prevention is excited to announce a new men’s suicide prevention campaign: Buddy Up. This campaign was created for men by men, encouraging them to have real conversations with their buddies and to support them if they’re struggling with thoughts of suicide. Learn more about how you can help a man in your[…]

Research Roundup – April 2020

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

Beautrais, A. (2020). Stress and suicide in medical students and physicians. The New Zealand Medical Student Journal, 30, 11-14.
Physicians are one of the most at-risk professions for suicide. This paper examines those pervasive[…]

#GivingTuesdayNow

This is a challenging time for everyone and we hope you’re staying safe and healthy through this COVID-19 outbreak. We appreciate your support of our non-profit education centre.

We live in uncertain and rapidly changing environments. Constantly destabilizing environments, coupled with social isolation and distancing, can have devastating potential for our mental health and suicide rates.[…]

Weekly News Roundup April 27 – May 3, 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:
Hope, belonging, meaning and purpose – Centre for Suicide Prevention
May 4, 2020
We are hearing a lot about mental health promotion these days. Self-care, reaching out to others,[…]

Hope, belonging, meaning and purpose

Suicide prevention in times of crisis Suicide prevention education will be vital now more than ever during this challenging time. If you are able, consider donating to help us continue to provide services. Why do people die by suicide? How can I help someone who is experiencing thoughts and feeling of suicide?[…]

Men and suicide – Recommended reading list

Middle-aged men (40-60) die by suicide more than anyone else, including young people and women (Statistics Canada, 2019). Men are often socialized not to talk about their emotions, and therefore, men as a group will often mask their stress and deal with emotional pain through harmful behaviours and actions, and sometimes suicide, instead of[…]