Weekly News Roundup Nov 26 – Dec 2, 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: Christmas Fund: Centre for Suicide Prevention aims to help men help a buddy – Calgary Herald November 28, 2018 Centre for Suicide Prevention hopes to bring suicide prevention and awareness […]

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 […]

News Roundup: World Suicide Prevention Day edition

As subject matter experts, we at the Centre for Suicide Prevention are often called upon to speak with the media about suicide and its prevention. Here’s who we spoke with yesterday, World Suicide Prevention Day: September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day – Global Calgary Executive Director Mara Grunau spoke with Global Calgary on Monday […]

Weekly News Roundup Aug 27 – Sept 3, 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: Edmonton firefighter’s death prompts discussion about PTSD, mental health – Global September 1, 2018 Marc Renaud, 29, died by suicide last weekend. Renaud was a firefighter for the Edmonton Fire Rescue […]

Weekly News Roundup July 30 – August 6, 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: Canada Suicide Prevention Service temporarily ceases text and chat help; seeks more funding – IT World Canada August 1, 2018 Centre for Suicide Prevention’s Mara Grunau spoke with […]

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 – Dec 11 – 17, 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: Mental health self-care during the holidays – CBC Edmonton December 11, 2017 CSP Executive Director Mara Grunau was on CBC Edmonton AM last Monday morning to talk about self-care during […]

Weekly News Roundup – Nov 20 – 26, 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: PTSD, suicide and first responders – A lot of talk, and not much progress – Global November 26, 2017 The Tema Conter Memorial Trust estimates that so far, in 2017, 52 […]

Weekly News Roundup – Nov 14 – 19, 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: Featured: New Resource: Fact sheets about suicide – Centre for Suicide Prevention November 20, 2017 We’re excited to announce the release of three new suicide fact sheets: Bullying and suicide, Injury […]