Weekly News Roundup September 8 – 14, 2020

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:
Life, death and being a man in Medicine Hat – CBC News
September 10, 2020
Brandon Niwa, 37, is one of the first of several men that Medicine Hat[…]

Weekly News Roundup March 2-8, 2020

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: How managers can help employees with mental health issues – CNN
March 6, 2020
Managers have a role to play in preventing suicide and promoting mental health. They are[…]

Research Roundup – February 2020

This is a summary of the latest significant Canadian (đŸ‡¨đŸ‡¦) and international suicide research we collected in the past month: Abiragi, M. et al. (2020). Importance and approach to manner of death opinions in opioid-related deaths. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 0, 1-6. DOI.org/10.1111/1556-4029.14266
The current opioid epidemic has magnified the issue of[…]

Weekly News Roundup November 13 – 17, 2019

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: Leafs forward Nic Petan and his family open up about the loss of his father to suicide – CTV
November 15, 2019
Franc Petan, 56, died[…]

Weekly News Roundup October 21 – 27, 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:
Research links living at high altitudes with Rocky Mountain ‘Suicide Belt’ – CTV
October 22, 2019

A news report looks at a study out of the[…]

Weekly News Roundup June 10 – 16, 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: ‘New 18 now is 28′: How screens delay teens’ emotional maturity – CBC
June 14, 2019
A study looking at youth ages 13 to 17[…]

Weekly News Roundup May 27 – June 2, 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: Ottawa groups present stirring choral tribute to bullied teen – CBC
May 31, 2019
Three local choirs in Ottawa, including Tone Cluster, “quite a queer choir,” are coming[…]

Weekly News Roundup May 6 – 12, 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: 
From youth in segregation to first-time home buyers: Six data gaps Globe readers have encountered – Globe and Mail
May 6, 2019
There are gaps in data collection that[…]

Weekly News Roundup December 10-17, 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: MAiD Legislation in Canada – Centre for Suicide Prevention and Canadian Mental Health Association
December 17, 2018
On December 12, the Canadian Council of the Academies (CCA)[…]

Weekly News Roundup Jan 22-28, 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: ‘Some people just shouldn’t have handguns’: Mentally ill allowed to own, buy guns – CBC News Saskatoon
January 21, 2018 Family members who have lost loved ones to suicide[…]