Weekly News Roundup – Oct 10 – 15, 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: In suicide attempt calls, police can be difference between life and death – Toronto Star October 13, 2017 Police in the Greater Toronto Area respond to thousands of suicide attempt calls […]

Weekly News Roundup – Sept 5 – 10, 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: World Suicide Prevention Week 2017 – Centre for Suicide Prevention September 5, 2017 Our theme this year is Connection, which is vital to suicide prevention. Strengthening connection within ourselves, connection to others, […]

Editorial: Aiming for Perfection – the Zero Suicide Movement

Our latest resource is an infoExchange editorial that explains the Zero Suicide initiative, the ultimate goal of which is to eliminate suicide completely. This editorial is available now on our website or as a direct PDF download.

World Suicide Prevention Week 2017

September 10-17, 2017 is our World Suicide Prevention Week! World Suicide Prevention Day is meant to remember those who have died by suicide, and to help increase awareness about this devastating issue. Our theme this year is Connection, which is vital to suicide prevention. Strengthening connection within ourselves, connection to others, and connection throughout our […]

Inuit special feature

An open letter to “southern” Canadians In honour of National Aboriginal Day, Librarian & Writer Robert Olson wrote an open letter to his fellow southern Canadians about Inuit, which focuses on why Inuit have some of the highest suicide rates in the world – though this was not always the case. This toolkit is available […]

Weekly News Roundup May 15 – 22, 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: Netflix’s new release 13 Reasons Why, which follows the story of a girl who died by suicide after being bullied and sexually assualted, continues to be in the news this week. Mara […]

Editorial: Does Canada need a national suicide prevention strategy?

Our latest resource is an infoExchange editorial that outlines the importance of a national strategy for suicide prevention, how it could be implemented, and why a framework is not enough. This editorial is available now on our website or as a direct PDF download.

It’s Giving Tuesday!

Thank you for your continuing support of our organization, whether that be through sharing our resources, donating, or simply educating yourself in suicide prevention through our free online resources or through our workshops. Today is #GivingTuesday. Please consider continuing your support; this can be done in a number of ways: Donating online Taking a workshop […]

Weekly News Roundup – November 15-21, 2016

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: Suicide becomes Movember topic as more middle-aged men die in ‘disturbing trend’ – CBC Nov. 20, 2016 This Movember focus is on men’s suicide – more middle-aged men die by suicide […]

Weekly News Roundup – November 8-14, 2016

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: Investigation: Tortured Mind – Global Nov. 13, 2016 Centre for Suicide Prevention’s Karin Lavoie was interviewed as part of this piece on the failings of schools in Ontario to properly […]