Research Roundup – August 2021

This is a summary of the latest significant Canadian () and international suicide research we collected in the past month: Lee, W. et al. (2021). Exploring the mediating role of methamphetamine use in the relationship between adverse childhood experiences and attempted suicide. Addictive Behaviors. DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2021.107060
A study[…]

Weekly News Roundup April 14 – 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: Featured: 
Suicide-related distress calls increasing in Calgary – 660 City News
April 19, 2020
In April, Distress Centre Calgary received 20% more distress calls than it did in January. “The[…]

Weekly News Roundup March 22 – 29, 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: 
Discussing Mental Health in Agriculture – Ag Thoughts with Emmett
March 24, 2020
Centre for Suicide Prevention’s Robert Olson spoke with Emmett Sawyer, a youth advocate for agriculture, about[…]

Weekly News Roundup – June 5 – 11, 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: Featured:
‘We can’t just bury it anymore’: Fort Simpson responds to 4 suicides since February – CBC
June 5, 2017
Fort Simpson,[…]

Weekly News Roundup May 29 – June 4, 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: Featured:
4 misconceptions about medically-assisted death in Canada – CBC 
May 30, 2017
It has been one year since Bill C-14, which decriminalized medical[…]

Weekly News Roundup – November 15-21, 2016

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: Suicide becomes Movember topic as more middle-aged men die in ‘disturbing trend’ – CBC
Nov. 20, 2016
This Movember focus is on[…]