Weekly News Roundup April 29 – May 5, 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: Facebook’s effort to stop suicides reveals a worrisome gap between Silicon Valley tech companies and healthcare experts – Business InsiderMay 5, 2019After people began live-streaming their suicides on social network Facebook, […]

Weekly News Roundup Feb 11 – 18, 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: Facebook’s suicide prevention tool sparks concern – GlobalFebruary 11, 2019Facebook’s suicide prevention algorithm reads user’s posts and flags them for content that may indicate suicidality, at which point people read the […]

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 – 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 […]