Weekly News Roundup June 10 – 16, 2019

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: ‘New 18 now is 28′: How screens delay teens’ emotional maturity – CBCJune 14, 2019A study looking at youth ages 13 to 17 who visited Ontario emergency departments has found that […]

Weekly News Roundup June 3 – 9, 2019

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: Second annual Run for Life – Centre for Suicide PreventionRegistration is now open for our second annual Run for Life! Join us in Calgary, Alberta Sept. 29 to support suicide prevention […]

Second Annual Run for Life

CSP is hosting our second annual Run for Life! On Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, join us for a journey from darkness into light: Walk or run into the sunrise to remember your loved one and raise awareness for suicide prevention. This event will be followed by a casual reception with snacks from charbar and Phil […]

Weekly News Roundup May 27 – June 2, 2019

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: Ottawa groups present stirring choral tribute to bullied teen – CBCMay 31, 2019Three local choirs in Ottawa, including Tone Cluster, “quite a queer choir,” are coming together to pay tribute to […]

Weekly News Roundup May 20 – 24, 2019

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: Put down the self-help books. Resilience is not a DIY endeavor – Globe and MailMay 25, 2019An opinion piece by Michael Ungar, a professor of social work at Dalhousie University. He […]

Weekly News Roundup May 13 – 20, 2019

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: Suicide rate for girls has been rising faster than for boys, study finds – NPRMay 17,2019 A recent study published by JAMA Network Open finds that boys still outnumber girls in suicide deaths but […]

Weekly News Roundup May 6 – 12, 2019

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: From youth in segregation to first-time home buyers: Six data gaps Globe readers have encountered – Globe and MailMay 6, 2019There are gaps in data collection that affect suicide and its […]

Weekly News Roundup April 29 – May 5, 2019

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: Facebook’s effort to stop suicides reveals a worrisome gap between Silicon Valley tech companies and healthcare experts – Business InsiderMay 5, 2019After people began live-streaming their suicides on social network Facebook, […]

Weekly News Roundup April 23 – 28, 2019

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: Mental-health programs tailored for Muslims gain traction in Canada – Globe and MailĀ April 28, 2019 The Khalil Centre, a non-profit offering counselling and other mental health services, opened in Toronto last […]

Alberta’s Plan for Youth Suicide Prevention

The Government of Alberta’s Health and Children’s Services Ministries have released a Provincial Action Plan for Youth Suicide Prevention: Building Strength, Inspiring Hope.  Centre for Suicide Prevention helped in the development of the Plan, which was a response to the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate of Alberta’s recommendations, found in their Toward a Better Tomorrow: […]