Weekly News Roundup November 19 – 25, 2018

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: ’13 Reasons Why’ impacts teens – CityTV Edmonton A new study released last week surveyed teens, asking if they felt an increase in suicidal thoughts after watching the Netflix show 13 Reasons Why. Especially […]

Weekly News Roundup Mar 19-25, 2018

Hello Friends, 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: ’13 Reasons Why’ to address suicide controversy with new warning video – Billboard March 21, 2018 After commissioning a study by Northwestern University that looked at the impact of […]

Weekly News Roundup Jan 8-14, 2018

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: ‘We are dying’: Maskwacis community members overwhelmed by suicides – CBC January 14, 2018 The First Nations community of Maskwacis in Alberta (pop. 17,000) has had 14 suicide deaths since December […]

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 […]

Weekly News Roundup – June 5 – 11, 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: ‘We can’t just bury it anymore’: Fort Simpson responds to 4 suicides since February – CBC June 5, 2017 Fort Simpson, NWT, a community of just 1,238 people, has experienced […]

Weekly News Roundup May 15 – 22, 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: Netflix’s new release 13 Reasons Why, which follows the story of a girl who died by suicide after being bullied and sexually assualted, continues to be in the news this week. Mara […]

Weekly News Roundup – May 8 – 14, 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: Schools in Alabama warn parents about Blue Whale ‘suicide game’ app – Computerworld May 10, 2017 The “blue whale challenge”, an online app which encourages self-harm, is placing vulnerable young people […]

13 Reasons Why Novel Study

13 Reasons Why is a novel based on the story of a teen girl who dies by suicide after being bullied at school. The novel was released by Penguin Random-House Canada 10 years ago, and re-released this past January. It has now been made into a popular Netflix series. The Centre for Suicide Prevention has […]

Weekly News Roundup April 18 – 24, 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: ’13 Reasons Why’ sparks concerns among mental health advocates: ‘Suicide is not glamorous’ – Global Apr. 20, 2017 The release of the Netflix series ’13 Reasons Why’ follows the story of […]

Penguin-Random House Collaboration

The Centre for Suicide Prevention, together with Penguin-Random House and Razorbill, have developed informational bookmarks to go inside bestselling young adult novel Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. The novel deals with the Thirteen Reasons Why Hannah, a high school student, decided to kill herself. The reasons are recorded on cassette tapes, and listened to by […]