Weekly News Roundup April 29 – May 5, 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: Facebook’s effort to stop suicides reveals a worrisome gap between Silicon Valley tech companies and healthcare experts – Business InsiderMay 5, 2019After people began live-streaming their suicides on social network Facebook, […]

Weekly News Roundup Feb 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: Facebook’s suicide prevention tool sparks concern – GlobalFebruary 11, 2019Facebook’s suicide prevention algorithm reads user’s posts and flags them for content that may indicate suicidality, at which point people read the […]

Weekly News Roundup Feb 4 – 10, 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: Corbella: Liepert’s House speech on his daughter’s suicide an emotional punch – Calgary HeraldFebruary 5, 2019Calgary Signal Hill MP Ron Liepert delivered a moving House of Commons speech last week to […]

Weekly News Roundup Dec 18, 2018 – Jan 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 in the last few weeks: Featured: Centre for Suicide Prevention: Giving frontline workers the skills to help others in distress – Calgary Herald December 24, 2018 Centre for Suicide Prevention (CSP) is one of […]

Weekly News Roundup November 13 – 18, 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: Here’s how to better support people who are suicidal – Mashable November 17, 2018 This article, written by Chirlane McCray, who is the “first lady of New York City” […]

Weekly News Roundup – Nov 27 – Dec 3, 2017

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: Students who started suicide pact in Montreal say it was a ‘joke,’ experts not laughing – Global December 1, 2017 Three Montreal high school students were suspended after […]

Weekly News Roundup – Feb. 27 – Mar. 5, 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: University of Guelph seeks to reduce mental-health stigma – Globe and Mail Mar. 4, 2017 The University of Guelph in Ontario has seen a rise in students who report having anxiety […]