Weekly News Roundup July 12-18, 2021

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:

Giants minor leaguer who attempted suicide last year retires – Washington Post
July 16, 2021
Drew Robinson, San Francisco Giants minor league player, survived a[…]

Weekly News Roundup June 24 – July 1, 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: First Nations suicide rate 3 times higher than for non-Indigenous people: StatsCan – Global 
June 30, 2019
Statistics Canada has released data looking at the[…]

Weekly News Roundup June 11 – 17, 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:
Celebrity suicide deaths – preventing contagion – Centre for Suicide Prevention, a branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association
June 12, 2018
Responsible[…]

Celebrity suicide deaths – preventing “contagion”

By the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Centre for Suicide Prevention In our culture, we are mostly silent about suicide. But when celebrities die by suicide – as Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain did last week, the issue becomes front-page news. Anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide can attest to its utter devastation.[…]

Weekly News Roundup June 4 – 10, 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:
Seeing the signs: Understanding and preventing suicide – Global
June 10, 2018
Mara Grunau was on Global Calgary Sunday morning talking[…]