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 OutlookAugust 15, 2019The University of Utah released a study in 2011 that examined the correlation between altitude and suicide rates, suggesting that areas […]

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, 2019Statistics Canada has released data looking at the suicide rate of Indigenous people from 2011-2016, and […]

Weekly News Roundup May 20 – 24, 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: Put down the self-help books. Resilience is not a DIY endeavor – Globe and MailMay 25, 2019An opinion piece by Michael Ungar, a professor of social work at Dalhousie University. He […]

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, […]