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 […]

Weekly News Roundup October 22 – 28, 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: How can we heal suicide-related trauma? CBC Nunavut asks at public event Saturday – CBC October 27, 2018 Last Saturday, CBC hosted a panel discussion in Iqaluit, Nunavut, where people talked […]

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 […]

Weekly News Roundup July 9-15, 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: Some first responders from Humboldt Broncos bus crash get mental-health break – CTV News July 14, 2018 First responders who helped on the scene after a semi-truck and the Humboldt Broncos […]

Weekly News Roundup June 11 – 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: Celebrity suicide deaths – preventing contagion – Centre for Suicide Prevention, a branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association June 12, 2018 Responsible media coverage of Spade and Bourdain’s deaths […]

Weekly News Roundup May 28 – June 3, 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: ‘If I take my life’: Veteran’s suicide over weekend revives calls for ‘epidemic’ to be addressed – Globe and Mail June 3, 2018 This past weekend, veteran George Curtis, […]

Weekly News Roundup Apr 30 – May 6, 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: The coverage of Avicii’s death shows the wrong way to report on suicide – Vox May 5, 2018 (Method warning) This editorial essay discusses the irresponsible reporting of the suicide death […]

Weekly News Roundup Jan 22-28, 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: ‘Some people just shouldn’t have handguns’: Mentally ill allowed to own, buy guns – CBC News Saskatoon January 21, 2018 Family members who have lost loved ones to suicide through the […]

Weekly News Roundup Jan 8-14, 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: ‘We are dying’: Maskwacis community members overwhelmed by suicides – CBC January 14, 2018 The First Nations community of Maskwacis in Alberta (pop. 17,000) has had 14 suicide deaths since December […]