3rd Annual Evan Skowron Memorial Golf Tournament

The 3rd Annual Evan Skowron Memorial Golf Tournament will take place June 8, 2018 at Springbank Links Golf Course in Calgary, Alberta.  We are honoured to be the recipient charity of this tournament, held in honour of Evan Skowron. Last year, the tournament raised $19,450 for Centre for Suicide Prevention!   Sign up by May […]

Weekly News Roundup Apr 9 – 15, 2018

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: Former NHL goalie shares struggles with mental illness, addiction – CBC April 14, 2018 Clint Malarchuk, former NHL goalie, has experienced physical and mental trauma, not the least of which included […]

Weekly News Roundup Apr 3 – 8, 2018

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: Province developing youth suicide prevention plan – Calgary Herald April 6, 2018 Alberta’s Children’s Services Ministry is developing a youth suicide prevention plan based on recommendations from a […]

Weekly News Roundup Mar 26 – Apr 2, 2018

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: Study: Homeless vets five times more likely to commit suicide – Yale News April 2, 2018 A newly published study from Yale and the US Department of Veterans Affairs […]

Weekly News Roundup Mar 19-25, 2018

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: ’13 Reasons Why’ to address suicide controversy with new warning video – Billboard March 21, 2018 After commissioning a study by Northwestern University that looked at the impact of […]

Weekly News Roundup Mar 12 – 18, 2018

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: How many opioid overdoses are suicides? – NPR March 15, 2018 Many US states are still working out how to differentiate suicide deaths from opioid deaths, as it can sometimes be […]

Weekly News Roundup Mar 5 – 11, 2018

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: Suicides, drug addiction and high school football – New York Times March 11, 2018 This article chronicles the many suicides in a small town, Madison, in Indiana. The county […]

Weekly News Roundup Feb 26 – Mar 4, 2018

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: This tattoo shop offers free tattoos to people with self-harm scars – HuffPost March 2, 2018 Through the Restart Program, the Black Widow Tattoo shop in Toronto is offering […]

Weekly News Roundup Feb 20-25, 2018

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: Childhood cancer survivors found to be at higher risk of mental illness – CBC February 25, 2018 80% of people who experience cancer in childhood will achieve a long-term […]

Weekly News Roundup Feb 12-18, 2018

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: Yellowknife teen aims to connect youth with mental-health resources – CBC February 18, 2018 Devon Hodder, a Yellowknife high school student, started “Northern Minds,” a group that connects young people over […]