Weekly News Roundup Sept. 27-Oct. 3, 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:National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – Centre for Suicide PreventionSeptember 30, 2021On September 30th Centre for Suicide Prevention acknowledges National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a day to honour […]

Weekly News Roundup Nov. 30 – Dec. 6, 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:You Can Help the Agencies Battling Mental Health Challenges and Addictions – Calgary HeraldDecember 4, 2020Centre for Suicide Prevention (CSP) has been listed as one of the charities benefiting from […]

How to maintain mental health

The year’s theme of CMHA’s Mental Health Week, May 7-13, 2018 is: #GetLoud about what mental health really is. Everyone has mental health, and everyone maintains their own mental health somehow, just as they do their physical health. This week is about promoting what we can do as individuals to help keep ourselves mentally healthy. […]

Mental Health Week 2017

It’s CMHA Mental Health Week 2017, and this year we’ll be focusing on busting some myths around suicide. Myths are dangerous because they create stigma and can spread dangerous misinformation about any topic, but especially suicide. Our mission for #MHWeek17 is to educate people about the facts so we can demystify this sometimes difficult to […]

Talk Today Program in WHL

Centre for Suicide Prevention would like to congratulate the Western Hockey League (WHL) on becoming suicide prevention champions with the Talk Today program, an initiative of Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Ontario, and now CMHA BC and Alberta. The Talk Today program trains every WHL player and some team staff members such as coaches in suicide […]

Ian’s Run

Thank you to Ian Aman, who ran the entire length of the Province of Alberta in 60 days to raise funds, awareness and support for mental health and suicide prevention. Ian raised over $2,500 for the Centre for Suicide Prevention, and a  total of $25,000, a portion of which was shared by all Alberta branches of the Canadian […]

CMHA Alberta AGM

CSP attended the Canadian Mental Health Association – Alberta Division AGM this past Friday, Sept. 25.  Health Minister Sarah Hoffman was the keynote speaker, and awards were presented to mental health leaders in the Alberta community, including our friends at the I Will Survive Association. They were awarded the Betty Hewes Memorial Award for their exhaustive […]

CSP was happy to attend the book launch of “Sick to Death of Silence” hosted by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Calgary. From left: Morgan Craig Broadwidth, Brenda Vanderwal.

Mental Health Week Recap

Last week was Mental Health Week! There was tons of great stuff going on, including several informative twitter chats and news stories.  Below we’ve compiled a list of what we found useful; let us know if we’re missing something! Global News “Young Minds” Youth Mental Health Series CMHA Calgary Twitter Chat