How to maintain mental health at home

This blog post has been adapted from a previous post, How to maintain mental health, for our current situation, in which many of us are physically distancing ourselves from one another due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This from a blog we posted for CMHA’s 2018 Mental Health Week. Everyone has mental health, and everyone maintains […]

Weekly News Roundup March 16 – 22, 2020

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: Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty – American Foundation for Suicide PreventionMarch 22, 2020Doreen Marshall, Phd, of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, says, […]

Weekly News Roundup March 9 – 15, 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: Study led by B.C. prof finds 8% of school-age children have thought about or attempted suicide – Saanich NewsMarch 13, 2020A study released last week has found that 8 in 100 […]

Weekly News Roundup March 2-8, 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: How managers can help employees with mental health issues – CNNMarch 6, 2020Managers have a role to play in preventing suicide and promoting mental health. They are in the position to […]

Research Roundup – February 2020

This is a summary of the latest significant Canadian (🇨🇦) and international suicide research we collected in the past month: Abiragi, M. et al. (2020). Importance and approach to manner of death opinions in opioid-related deaths. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 0, 1-6. DOI.org/10.1111/1556-4029.14266The current opioid epidemic has magnified the issue of ambiguity surrounding a death by […]

Weekly News Roundup February 24 – March 1, 2020

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: Build it and you can use it to prevent suicide, researcher says – Ottawa CitizenFebruary 29, 2020Zachary Kaminsky, suicide prevention researcher at The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research […]

Weekly News Roundup February 18 – 23, 2020

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: Worker Fatalities Rates Decline, but Worker Suicide Rates Increase – Occupational Health and Safety OnlineFebruary 21, 2020A new report from the American Bureau of Labour Statistics has found that […]

Weekly News Roundup February 10 – 17, 2020

‘Unaddressed for years’: Study shows nurses at greater risk of suicide – Safety + Health Magazine February 17, 2020UC San Diego Health has released a study analyzing data from the National Violent Death Reporting System in the US and found that both male and female nurses have a much higher suicide rate those those in the general […]

5th Annual Evan Skowron Memorial Golf Tournament

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the 5th annual Evan Skowron Memorial Golf Tournament has been postponed until September, date to be determined The 5th Annual Evan Skowron Memorial Golf Tournament is an opportunity to remember Evan Skowron, and raise funds for suicide prevention. Your ticket includes transportation to and from Springbank Links Golf Course, 18-holes of […]

Weekly News Roundup February 3-9, 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 silent epidemic of America’s problem with guns – BBCFebruary 6, 2020*Method warning* According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data, suicide rates in the US are rising, and in […]