Weekly News Roundup – July 17-23, 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: Linkin Park US tour cancelled after suicide of Chester Bennington – Reuters July 20, 2017 Chester Bennington, 41, lead singer of rock band Linkin Park, died by suicide last week. Bennington […]

Weekly News Roundup – July 10-16, 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: Where can farmers turn to for mental health help? – Alberta Primetime July 14, 2017 Mara Grunau, executive director, spoke about why farmers and others working in the agricultural industry […]

Weekly News Roundup – July 5-10, 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: Panel implores military to adopt more suicide-prevention resources – Globe and Mail July 6, 2017 The Canadian Armed Forces have approved all 11 recommendations made in the Report of the 2016 Mental Health Expert […]

Weekly News Roundup – June 25 – July 4, 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: First nations protestors block stretch of Highway 1 east of Winnipeg – Global News June 30, 2017 First nations activists blocked a stretch of Highway 1 near Winnipeg last Friday in […]

She for He Event

This past Saturday, June 24, Mara Grunau sat on a panel for the Canadian Association for Equality (CAFE) He for She event. We advocate for all groups at risk of suicide, and men die by suicide three times more often than women.

Thank you to the Evan Skowron Memorial Golf Tourny

Our sincere thanks goes out to all who organized the Evan Skowron Memorial Golf Tournament, which raised funds for the Centre for the second year in a row! This year the tournament raised $19,450 for our Centre! Thank you for your commitment to suicide prevention.

What’s New in the Library, Summer 2017

Online Resources  An open letter to my fellow “southern” Canadians This special feature was written in honour of National Aboriginal Day, 2017. It is an information piece about the Inuit in Canada meant for a mainstream Canadian audience. The workplace and suicide prevention This resource toolkit is a collection of facts, figures & best preventative […]

Free Workshops

In honour of World Suicide Prevention Day, we are privileged to offer free suicide prevention workshops. safeTALK: suicide alertness for everyone This 3.5 hour workshop alerts someone to warning signs indicating risk of suicide. Register now Straight Talk: Preventing suicide in youth This half-day workshop is for people working with youth ages 12 to 18. […]

Ride Don’t hide 2017

Last Sunday, June 25, 2017, CSP rode as a team in the Ride Don’t Hide Calgary event, hosted by the Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary. This event brings awareness to the issues of mental health and suicide, and encourages open conversation and help seeking. The event also raised money for CMHA Calgary and CSP. […]

Weekly News Roundup June 19 – 25, 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: Inuit special feature: An open letter to ‘southern’ Canadians – Centre for Suicide Prevention In honour of National Aboriginal Day, Librarian & Writer Robert Olson wrote an open letter to […]