Research Roundup – June 2020

This is a summary of the latest significant Canadian (🇨🇦) and international suicide research we collected in the past month: Kennedy, A., Brumby, S., Versace, V. & Brumby-Rendell, T. (2020). The ripple effect: A digital intervention to reduce suicide stigma among farming men. BMC Public Health. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-08954-5
Farmers are considered at an-risk occupational group for[…]

Weekly News Roundup May 11 – 19, 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: Is the Pandemic Sparking Suicide? – New York Times
May 19, 2020
Though we won’t know for several months if the suicide rate has increased as a result of[…]

Weekly News Roundup May 4 – 10, 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:
Buddy up for men’s suicide prevention – Centre for Suicide Prevention
May 11, 2020
Centre for Suicide Prevention is excited to announce a new men’s suicide prevention campaign: Buddy[…]

Research Roundup – March 2020

This is a summary of the latest significant Canadian (🇨🇦) and international suicide research we collected in the past month: Special Research The following two articles do not address suicide or suicidal behaviours directly, but they do examine psychological adversities encountered as a result of epidemic outbreaks (this is timely research considering our current[…]

Weekly News Roundup March 9 – 15, 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: Study led by B.C. prof finds 8% of school-age children have thought about or attempted suicide – Saanich News
March 13, 2020
A study released[…]

Weekly News Roundup December 16 – 20, 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:
Calgary Eyeopener – CBC Calgary
December 16, 2019
In late August, Braden Lloyd attempted suicide three times in just 30 hours, after continually being apprehended by RCMP and subsequently discharged from[…]

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 September 30 – October 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 last week: Featured:
Don’t be afraid to say the word ‘suicide’: A caring conversation can save lives – Edmonton Journal
October 7, 2019
Suicide prevention is everyone’s business, and there are steps we[…]

Weekly News Roundup August 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: 
Living at an elevated risk – Rocky Mountain Outlook
August 15, 2019
The University of Utah released a study in 2011 that examined the correlation[…]

Weekly News Roundup June 24 – July 1, 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: First Nations suicide rate 3 times higher than for non-Indigenous people: StatsCan – Global 
June 30, 2019
Statistics Canada has released data looking at the[…]