Research Roundup – September 2022

This is a summary of the latest significant Canadian () and international suicide research we collected in the past month: 🇨🇦 Cote, L. &Mishara, B. (2022). Effect of helping suicidal people using text messaging: An evaluation of effects and best practices of the Canadian suicide prevention Service’s text helpline. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior. DOI: 10.1111/sltb.12908There […]

Thank you to the ‘Do Better’ baseball tournament

Thank you to Regan, Jaime, Tim, Joe and the ‘Do Better’ baseball tournament in memory of Adam Turner for raising $4820.09 for suicide prevention! Next year’s tournament will be held from August 19 – 20, 2023.

Weekly News Roundup September 10 – 16, 2022

Subscribe to receive the weekly news roundup straight to your inbox! Featured:Calgary mental health advocates seek to break stigma on World Suicide Prevention Day – CBCSeptember 10, 2022Last Saturday, September 10, was World Suicide Prevention Day. “We always like to… use this as a day to take the opportunity to really talk about what’s going […]

2021-22 Annual Report

Looking back at the last 2.5 years, it’s hard to believe what we’ve lived through and how we’ve coped. Research has found that, in communities that have experienced a recent natural disaster, instead of seeing an uptick in suicide, people reached out to each other to help, support, and build connection. This leads to reduced […]

Weekly News Roundup September 3 – 9, 2022

Subscribe to receive the weekly news roundup straight to your inbox! Featured:World Suicide Prevention Day Press Release (PDF) – Centre for Suicide PreventionSeptember 7, 2022September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day, a day to remember those we’ve lost to suicide and raise awareness for how suicide can be prevented. Looking back at the last 2.5 […]

World Suicide Prevention Day 2022

This coming Saturday, September 10, is World Suicide Prevention Day, a day to remember those we’ve lost to suicide and raise awareness for its prevention. September is also Recovery Month – there are links between suicide and substance use disorder. People who are experiencing a mental illness may use drug or alcohol to cope with […]

Substance use, recovery, and suicide prevention

This article was written in collaboration with the Canadian Mental Health Association – National.Cliquez ici pour la version française The month of September marks both National Recovery Month and World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10). There are links between suicide and substance use disorder– and suicide is preventable among people experiencing substance use disorder. People […]

Weekly News Roundup Aug. 27 – Sept. 2, 2022

Subscribe to receive the weekly news roundup straight to your inbox! Nationwide 3-digit suicide prevention hotline launching next year, CRTC says – CBCAugust 31, 2022Last week, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced that Canada will adopt a 3-digit suicide prevention hotline number sometime next year, which will be accessible by dialing 9-8-8 – […]

Weekly News Roundup August 20 – 26, 2022

Subscribe to receive the weekly news roundup straight to your inbox! Featured:Langdon hosts first annual “Do Better” tournament for suicide prevention awareness – Strathmore NowAugust 25, 2022Regan Turner, who lost brother Adam to suicide 7 years ago, hosted the first annual ‘Do Better’ softball tournament with family last week to raise funds for the Centre […]

Weekly News Roundup August 13 – 19, 2022

Subscribe to receive the weekly news roundup straight to your inbox! How easy access to guns at home contributes to America’s youth suicide problem – The ConversationAugust 17, 2022**Method warning** Suicide rates for young people ages 5 to 17 in the US have increased 50% since 2011, and half of the deaths in this increase are […]

Weekly News Roundup August 6 – 12, 2022

Subscribe to receive the weekly news roundup straight to your inbox! Featured:Buddy Up program encourages men to be open about mental health struggles – Fort McMurray TodayAugust 8, 2022Finning Canada discuss why they chose to become Buddy Up Champions after finding the initiative through Champion Sun Life Canada’s Lumino Health platform. Mark Wilson, a mining […]

7th Annual Evan Skowron Memorial Golf Tournament

On Friday, September 16th, 2022, the 7th annual Evan Skowron Memorial Golf Tournament will be played in memory of an amazing son, brother, cousin, nephew, and friend. We invite you to play, donate, and share. To fundraise for the 7th Annual Evan Skowron Memorial Golf Tournament, create your fundraising team here! The money raised for this […]

Research Roundup – August 2022

This is a summary of the latest significant Canadian () and international suicide research we collected in the past month: Wiglesworth, A., LittleDove, R., Fetter, A., Prairie Chicken, M., Azarani, M., Davis, A., Young, A., Riegelman, A. & Gone, J.  (2022). Attempted suicide in American Indian and Alaska Native populations: A systematic review of research […]

Weekly News Roundup July 30 – August 5, 2022

Subscribe to receive the weekly news roundup straight to your inbox! Between not wanting to live and not wanting to die – AtlanticAugust 5, 2022**Content warning – multiple methods mentioned** Jeffrey Ruoff, the author of this article, describes his experience of having and recovering from suicidal thoughts and mental illness. Ruoff lost his brother Bill, […]

Weekly News Roundup July 23 – 29, 2022

Subscribe to receive the weekly news roundup straight to your inbox! Drug misuse and suicidal behaviour more common on the anniversary of a parent’s death – new research – The ConversationJuly 29, 2022New research has found that young people who have lost a parent were more likely to be admitted to hospital for substance use or […]

Buddy Up 2022 Roundup

Pictured from left: 2022 Buddy Up Trophy Winners Michael Mee and Angeline Arsenault from Schlumberger; Akash Asif and Mara Grunau from Centre for Suicide Prevention. In June 2022, Champions promoted authentic conversations among men and their buddies and raise awareness for the issue of men and suicide. Thank you to all of the funders of […]

Weekly News Roundup July 16 – 22, 2022

Subscribe to receive the weekly news roundup straight to your inbox! Mistrust lingers in Black communities amid 988 launch – APJuly 21, 2022Sitaniel Wimbley, director of the Mississippi chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, says that there is a mistrust of the mental health system in the Black community. Wimbley saw the way […]

World Suicide Prevention Day ‘free’ workshops

safeTALK: Suicide alertness for everyone(This workshop is full)Wednesday, Sept. 78:30 am – 12 pm MTKahanoff Centre; 3rd floor105 12 Ave SECalgary, Alberta Suicide to Hope: Recovery to growth workshop(This workshop is full)Friday, Sept. 98:30 am – 4:30 pm MTKahanoff Centre; 3rd floor105 12 Ave SECalgary, Alberta Looking Forward: Preventing suicide in youth(This workshop is full)Wednesday, […]

Weekly News Roundup July 9 – 15, 2022

Subscribe to receive the weekly news roundup straight to your inbox! People considering suicide might show signs early on. Here’s what to watch for – CNNJuly 14, 2022Predicting who might attempt suicide is difficult, as Justin Baker, clinical director of The Suicide and Trauma Reduction Initiative for Veterans at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical […]

Research Roundup – July 2022

This is a summary of the latest significant Canadian () and international suicide research we collected in the past month: Mental Health Commission of Canada. (2022). Mental health and suicide prevention in men [Evidence brief]. mentalhealthcommision.caThis is a brief by the Mental Health Commission of Canada presenting an overview of emerging research on men’s mental […]

Weekly News Roundup July 1 – 8, 2022

Subscribe to receive the weekly news roundup straight to your inbox! Why do so many American men die by suicide? – Big ThinkJuly 7, 2022In 2019 in the US, males accounted for 80% of suicides and 60% of males who died by suicide had no known mental health issues according to a new Centers for […]

Weekly News Roundup June 26 – 30, 2022

Subscribe to receive the weekly news roundup straight to your inbox! Featured:Buddy Up: Calgary Centre for Suicide Prevention campaign seeks to open the conversation surrounding men’s mental health – Calgary JournalJune 27, 2022Throughout the month of June, men’s health month, Centre for Suicide Prevention (CSP) is promoting the Buddy Up campaign for men’s suicide prevention. […]

Thank you to Golf With Purpose

Thank you to Golf With Purpose for hosting the 2nd Annual “Buddy Up” Father’s Day Scramble golf tournament, which raised $1,500 in support of Centre for Suicide Prevention and the Buddy Up men’s suicide prevention campaign!