Statement re: Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why series

This is a statement regarding the recent Netflix release, 13 Reasons Why, which follows the story of a young girl who dies by suicide. The Centre for Suicide Prevention (CSP) is concerned that the Netflix adaptation of Jay Asher’s 13 Reasons Why novel does not follow the Canadian Association of Suicide Prevention and the American […]

Weekly News Roundup April 10 – 17, 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: Alberta suicide rate dropped dramatically in 2016 – CBC Apr. 10, 2017 CSP’s Librarian & Writer Robert Olson was interviewed for this piece in response to the release of new […]

Weekly News Roundup – Apr. 3-9, 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: Suicide prevention involves all of us, together – Canadian Journal of Psychiatry (CJP) Apr. 5, 2017 In response to Dr. Kutcher et al’s Perspectives opinion column in CJP about gatekeeper […]

What’s New in the Library, Spring 2017

Books Explaining suicide: Patterns, motivations and what notes reveal by Cheryl Meyer, Taronish Irani, Katherine Hermes & Betty Yung. Academic Press. (2017). 262 p. Suicide is a complex phenomenon. Suicide notes are invaluable as qualitative data for researchers to examine these complexities. Suicide notes are also among the most important of personal documents that researchers […]

Suicide prevention involves all of us, together.

This article was originally published in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, Volume 26, Issue 4, April 2017 A letter to the editor of Canadian Journal of Psychiatry in response to Dr. Kutcher et al’s Perspectives opinion column, School- and Community-Based Youth Suicide Prevention Interventions: Hot Idea, Hot Air, or Sham? Dear Editor: Suicide is a […]

2nd Annual Evan Skowron Memorial Golf Tournament

The 2nd Annual Evan Skowron Memorial Golf Tournament is coming up on June 9, 2017! We are honoured to be chosen once again as the recipient organization for this fundraiser. Last year over $12,000 was raised for our organization! When: Friday, June 9, 2017 Where: Springbank Links Golf Course & The Trop Bar and Grill […]

Welcome to our Learning Centre

We’re excited to announce that today we will be hosting our first suicide intervention workshop in our new Learning Centre! Thank you to the Kahanoff Centre for funding the renovations that made this Centre possible.

Weekly News Roundup – Mar. 27 – Apr. 2, 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 than 9 million Americans consider suicide every year. I’m one of them – Vox Mar. 30, 2017 This essay is written by someone who experiences suicidal thoughts. They explain what […]

Thank you to the City of Calgary

Thanks to the City of Calgary’s Emergency Resiliency Fund (ERF) the Centre for Suicide Prevention was able to subsidize workshop prices between July 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017. With the ERF, we were able to subsidize the cost of over 80 workshops in Calgary and train over 1,600 people in suicide prevention! Approximately 250 […]

Weekly News Roundup – Mar. 20 – 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: Support is key for those who lose a partner to suicide, say researchers – CTV  Mar. 26, 2017 A new study has found that people who lose a partner to suicide […]