Weekly News Roundup October 15 – 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: Featured:Catching the warning signs: N.W.T. workshops promote suicide prevention – CBCOctober 20, 2019Alyssa Carpenter, the only safeTALK: suicide alertness training workshop Trainer in the Northwest Territories, is hosting workshops across the territory, […]

Weekly News Roundup Oct. 7 – 14, 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 attempts by black teens are increasing, study says – CNNOctober 14, 2019From 1991 to 2017, the suicide rate for African American teenagers rose as the rate for teenagers in other […]

Dr. Andrea Murphy and Dr. David Gardner – CASP Conference 2019 Keynote Speakers

We’re co-hosting the 30th Annual Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) Conference alongside the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Edmonton. Register for the conference now! Presenters from across Canada and around the world will be coming to speak about suicide prevention and this year’s theme, Reconciliation: Honouring the Other.  This theme forefronts the need to […]

Mark Kaplan – CASP Conference 2019 Keynote Speaker

We’re co-hosting the 30th Annual Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) Conference alongside the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Edmonton. Register for the conference now! Presenters from across Canada and around the world will be coming to speak about suicide prevention and this year’s theme, Reconciliation: Honouring the Other.  This theme forefronts the need to […]

Clem Martini – CASP Conference 2019 Keynote Speaker

We’re co-hosting the 30th Annual Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) Conference alongside the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Edmonton. Register for the conference now! Presenters from across Canada and around the world will be coming to speak about suicide prevention and this year’s theme, Reconciliation: Honouring the Other.  This theme forefronts the need to […]

Jorgen Gullestrup – CASP 2019 Keynote Speaker

We’re co-hosting the 30th Annual Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) Conference alongside the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Edmonton. The conference is taking place October 16 – 19, 2019. Register for the conference now! Presenters from across Canada and around the world will be coming to speak about suicide prevention and this year’s theme, […]

Thank you to the 4th annual Evan Skowron Memorial Golf Tournament

This year the 4th annual Evan Skowron Memorial Golf Tournament raised an incredible $11,875 for the Centre for Suicide Prevention! We are grateful to receive funds from this event, held in memory of Evan Skowron, for the fourth year in a row. Next year’s golf tournament will be held on June 5, 2020!

Weekly News Roundup September 30 – October 7, 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:Don’t be afraid to say the word ‘suicide’: A caring conversation can save lives – Edmonton JournalOctober 7, 2019Suicide prevention is everyone’s business, and there are steps we can all take to […]

Driving Light Golf Tournament

Thank you to the organizers of the Driving Light Golf Tournament who raised $21,024 for the Centre for Suicide Prevention! The Driving Light Golf Tournament took place on July 27, 2019 at the Whispering Pines Golf and Country Club Resort. Attendees came from the community of Pine Lake, Alberta. It’s amazing that such a small […]

Run for Life 2019

This past Sunday, September 29, we held our second annual Run for Life in Calgary, Alberta.  This year, over 300 participants and 50 volunteers joined us and $36,686 was raised for suicide prevention!  Save the date: We’re planning for our third annual Run for Life to take place Sunday, September 27, 2020. Check out our Facebook page to see […]