Weekly News Roundup – Nov 14 – 19, 2017

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: New Resource: Fact sheets about suicide – Centre for Suicide Prevention November 20, 2017 We’re excited to announce the release of three new suicide fact sheets: Bullying and suicide, Injury […]

Fact sheets about suicide

We’re excited to announce the release of three new suicide fact sheets: Bullying and suicide Injury prevention and suicide Trauma-informed care and suicide These fact sheets were done in collaboration with the Mental Health Commission of Canada and the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention with financial contribution from Health Canada. They provide a quick overview […]

Weekly News Roundup – Nov. 6-13, 2017

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: Winnipeg teen who spoke out about depression, suicide says it helped her and others – CBC November 13, 2017 Lexi Howika, 17, spoke out about her struggles with depression […]

Weekly News Roundup – Oct 30 – Nov 5, 2017

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: Stories after suicide – Ryerson Review of Journalism October 30, 2017 The Ryerson Review of Journalism examines suicide reporting: how it should be done, and why proper reporting […]

First Responders Half Marathon

The First Responders Half-Marathon to benefit CSP took place last Sunday, November 5, 2017. Thank you to everyone who braved the -9 degree temperatures to support suicide prevention and to Multisports Canada for choosing us as the recipient charity. All of our brave runners! Thank you for coming out to support the Centre. Tammy Bogdane, […]

Weekly News Roundup – Oct 23-29, 2017

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: We must all advocate for Indigenous rights – Centre for Suicide Prevention October 25, 2017 This CSP blog post discusses the importance of advocating for Indigenous rights, whether […]

We must all advocate for Indigenous rights

Many Indigenous communities in Canada experience very high suicide rates, especially among young people. In some communities, youth die by suicide 5 times more often than youth from the general population and that number rises to 11 times more if the youth is Inuit. Why are we losing so many young Indigenous individuals to suicide? […]

Music 4 Life 2017

This past Saturday, October 21 we attended the 5th Annual Music 4 Life Concert organized by the I Will Survive Association. The mission of the I Will Survive Association is to reduce the stigma surrounding suicide and mental illness. They achieve this mission by creating an energetic, positive, and informative environment for those who attend their events. […]

Weekly News Roundup – Oct 16-22, 2017

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: Lawyers more likely to experience mental health problems the more successful they are: study – Globe and Mail October 22, 2017 A study from the University of Toronto has found that […]

John Fluevog Shoes Fundraiser 2017

Hello Friends, This year, once again, we’re giving you a good excuse to buy shoes! We’re hosting another John Fluevog Fundraiser in Calgary, Alberta. Register for this event John Fluevog Fundraiser Thursday, Nov. 16 4:30 – 7:30 pm John Fluevog Shoes Stephen Ave., Calgary A *good* excuse to buy shoes Come enjoy an evening of beautiful shoes, live […]