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 […]

Weekly News Roundup Apr 9 – 15, 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: Former NHL goalie shares struggles with mental illness, addiction – CBC April 14, 2018 Clint Malarchuk, former NHL goalie, has experienced physical and mental trauma, not the least of which included […]

Weekly News Roundup Apr 3 – 8, 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: Featured: Province developing youth suicide prevention plan – Calgary Herald April 6, 2018 Alberta’s Children’s Services Ministry is developing a youth suicide prevention plan based on recommendations from a […]

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 – Nov. 6-13, 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: Winnipeg teen who spoke out about depression, suicide says it helped her and others – CBC November 13, 2017 Lexi Howika, 17, spoke out about her struggles with depression […]

Weekly News Roundup – Oct 10 – 15, 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: In suicide attempt calls, police can be difference between life and death – Toronto Star October 13, 2017 Police in the Greater Toronto Area respond to thousands of suicide attempt calls […]