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 Feb 11 – 18, 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: Facebook’s suicide prevention tool sparks concern – GlobalFebruary 11, 2019Facebook’s suicide prevention algorithm reads user’s posts and flags them for content that may indicate suicidality, at which point people read the […]

Weekly News Roundup Dec 18, 2018 – Jan 7, 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 in the last few weeks: Featured: Centre for Suicide Prevention: Giving frontline workers the skills to help others in distress – Calgary Herald December 24, 2018 Centre for Suicide Prevention (CSP) is one of […]

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 September 3 – 9, 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: World Suicide Prevention Day 2018 – Centre for Suicide Prevention September 10, 2018 Today is September 10, World Suicide Prevention Day. This year’s theme, as determined by the International Association for Suicide […]

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 July 16 – 22, 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: Suicide notes: Canadian researchers look at final words for clues on preventing deaths – Global July 16, 2018 A new study has examined 1,565 suicides in Ontario between 2003 and […]

Weekly News Roundup June 25 – July 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: Fighting suicide and amplifying hope with the Centre for Suicide Prevention – SOS Safety Magazine June 27, 2018 Centre for Suicide Prevention spoke with SOS Safety Magazine about the work […]

Weekly News Roundup Feb 5-11, 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: More religious leaders challenge silence, isolation surrounding suicide – NPR February 11, 2018 Religious leaders have been ill-prepared and reluctant to speak about suicide with their congregants, but now […]

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 […]