Weekly News Roundup – Nov 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: PTSD, suicide and first responders – A lot of talk, and not much progress – Global November 26, 2017 The Tema Conter Memorial Trust estimates that so far, in 2017, 52 […]

Weekly News Roundup – July 31 – Aug 6, 2017

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: Featured: Oil, heartbreak, and manhood: Behind the mental heath crisis of Alberta’s oil workers – BuzzFeed August 2, 2017 This article provides an in-depth look at the mental health […]

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 […]

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 […]