Weekly News Roundup October 29 – November 4, 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: First responders getting mental health clinic of their own – CBC November 4, 2018 A mental health clinic specifically for first responders will open in Ottawa next year. “First responders face a […]

Weekly News Roundup October 1 – 8, 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: Chicago’s Sip of Hope – a cafe where it’s OK not to be OK – Al Jazeera October 9, 2018 The first mental health cafe, run by Hope for Today, a nonprofit […]

Weekly News Roundup September 17 – 23, 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: Why Do People Kill Themselves? – Scientific American October 2018 About one person dies by suicide every 40 seconds globally, and suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the […]

Weekly News Roundup September 10 – 16, 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: More than 5,800 youth suicides across Canada signals mental health ‘crisis’ – The Star September 14, 2018 Data compiled by a Toronto Star/Ryerson School of Journalism investigation has found that over […]

News Roundup: World Suicide Prevention Day edition

As subject matter experts, we at the Centre for Suicide Prevention are often called upon to speak with the media about suicide and its prevention. Here’s who we spoke with yesterday, World Suicide Prevention Day: September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day – Global Calgary Executive Director Mara Grunau spoke with Global Calgary on Monday […]

Weekly News Roundup July 23 – 29, 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: Hot weather linked to increased suicide rates in the US, Mexico – Global  July 24, 2018 A new study has shown a link between rising temperatures and increased suicide rates […]

Free workshops for World Suicide Prevention Day

In honour of World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10, we’re hosting two free workshops this year! safeTALK: suicide alertness for everyone September 12, 2018 1 – 4:30 p.m. Calgary, Alberta Register suicide to Hope: a recovery and growth workshop (for clinicians) September 13, 2018 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Calgary, Alberta Register

Weekly News Roundup May 22 – 27, 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: Can a federal bill on suicide prevention save lives in Canada? – CBC  May 22, 2018 Last week, NDP MP Charlie Angus launched a campaign of support for his motion […]

Weekly News Roundup May 7-13, 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: How to maintain mental health – Centre for Suicide Prevention Last week was CMHA’s Mental Health Week, and the theme this year was about acknowledging that we all have mental […]

Weekly News Roundup Apr 30 – May 6, 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: The coverage of Avicii’s death shows the wrong way to report on suicide – Vox May 5, 2018 (Method warning) This editorial essay discusses the irresponsible reporting of the suicide death […]