Weekly News Roundup Mar 29 – Apr 5, 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: Featured:Run for Life 2021 – Centre for Suicide PreventionApril 6, 2021Centre for Suicide Prevention is hosting the 4th annual Run for Life! Participate by doing any physical activity, anywhere, anytime […]

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 NewsSeptember 10, 2020Brandon Niwa, 37, is one of the first of several men that Medicine Hat has lost to suicide […]

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 – CNNMarch 6, 2020Managers have a role to play in preventing suicide and promoting mental health. They are in the position to […]

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/10.1111/1556-4029.14266The current opioid epidemic has magnified the issue of ambiguity surrounding a death by […]

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 – CTVNovember 15, 2019Franc Petan, 56, died by suicide on September 19, […]

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 University of Utah which examines […]

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 – CBCJune 14, 2019A study looking at youth ages 13 to 17 who visited Ontario emergency departments has found that […]

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 – CBCMay 31, 2019Three local choirs in Ottawa, including Tone Cluster, “quite a queer choir,” are coming together to pay tribute to […]

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 MailMay 6, 2019There are gaps in data collection that affect suicide and its […]

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) released their report […]

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 through the […]

Weekly News Roundup – Aug 7 – 13, 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: Reducing the incidence of suicide on transit rail systems – Urban Mobility Forum Summer Edition This feature talks about our partnership with Calgary Transit, Distress Centre Calgary and LivingWorks Education […]

Weekly News Roundup – Feb. 27 – Mar. 5, 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: University of Guelph seeks to reduce mental-health stigma – Globe and Mail Mar. 4, 2017 The University of Guelph in Ontario has seen a rise in students who report having anxiety […]

Weekly News Roundup Jan. 30 – Feb. 5, 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: Conference explores suicide among entrepreneurs – CBC Feb. 5, 2017 Melissa Mackey of Ignite Me Now hosted a conference in downtown Calgary for entrepreneurs, with the goal of allowing them […]