Strength in Unity Summit

This past Saturday, March 18, 2017, Robert Olson from Centre for Suicide Prevention attended the Strength in Unity Summit at the University of Calgary, hosted by the Faculty of Social Work. The Summit was a discussion of the findings of Strength In Unity: Men Speaking Out Against Stigma, a research intervention that mobilized men in Asian […]

Weekly News Roundup – Mar. 13 – 19, 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: ‘So many barriers’: Support for teen dads lags behind help for young moms – CBC Mar. 19, 2017 New teen dads say there are many barriers for them when it comes […]

Trauma and suicide in children toolkit

This toolkit focuses specifically on how trauma affects the population of children and adolescents. Unresolved trauma in childhood is linked to an increased risk of suicide ideation and if unaddressed, can escalate with age. This toolkit is available now!

Weekly News Roundup – Mar. 5 – 12, 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: More federal money for mental health and home care – Alberta Government Mar. 10, 2017 The Alberta Government has signed a 10-year deal with the federal government that will result in […]

Weekly News Roundup – Feb. 27 – Mar. 5, 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: University of Guelph seeks to reduce mental-health stigma – Globe and Mail Mar. 4, 2017 The University of Guelph in Ontario has seen a rise in students who report having anxiety […]

Weekly News Roundup – Feb. 21 – 26, 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: Burden of isolation: Juror with PTSD urges triple-murder jury to get help – CBC Feb. 26, 2017 Following the trial of Douglas Garland who was convicted of three counts of first-degree […]

Ride Don’t Hide with CSP and CMHA

This year, the Centre for Suicide Prevention is teaming up with the Canadian Mental Health Association Calgary for Ride Don’t Hide, a community bike ride taking place on the morning of June 25, 2017. Ride Don’t Hide increases awareness about mental health, while raising funds for mental health programs and suicide prevention in Calgary. You […]

Weekly News Roundup – Feb. 13 – 20, 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: Featured: Meet the woman saving lives, while saving herself in the process – Calgary Journal Feb. 15, 2017 Mara Grunau, Executive Director for Centre for Suicide Prevention, talks about the toll […]

Weekly News Roundup – Feb. 6 – 12, 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: Featured: Prosperity or Bust – Avenue Magazine Feb. 6, 2017 In this feature about Calgary’s boom and bust economy, CSP Trainer and Distress Centre Calgary’s Clinical Services Manager David Kirby talks […]

Thank you, Highlander Wine!

Thank you to Highlander Wine and Spirits who raised over $2400 for the Centre for Suicide Prevention! We were privileged to be chosen as the recipient charity for their Give Back fundraiser which donates 20% of select online wine and liquor  sales to the selected charity. Thank you to everyone who donated by purchasing online!