Research Roundup – January 2020

This is a summary of the latest significant Canadian (🇨🇦) and international suicide research we collected in the past month: Kaufman et al. (2020).Effects of increased minimum wages by unemployment rate on suicide in the USA. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 0, 1-6. DOI: 10.1136/jech-2019-212981An American study examining the effect of the minimum wage on […]

Weekly News Roundup January 13 – 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: Did ’13 Reasons Why’ lead to a spike in adolescent suicides? Researchers are divided – CNNJanuary 18, 2020A new study looking at whether or not the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why […]

Weekly News Roundup June 3 – 9, 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: Second annual Run for Life – Centre for Suicide PreventionRegistration is now open for our second annual Run for Life! Join us in Calgary, Alberta Sept. 29 to support suicide prevention […]

Weekly News Roundup May 27 – June 2, 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: Ottawa groups present stirring choral tribute to bullied teen – CBCMay 31, 2019Three local choirs in Ottawa, including Tone Cluster, “quite a queer choir,” are coming together to pay tribute to […]

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 April 15 – 22, 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:  Suicide policies in Canada and beyond: What’s working and what needs to change – Ottawa Citizen April 18, 2019 This article explores how suicide can be reduced through the implementation […]

Weekly News Roundup Feb 18 – 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: Researchers to shed light on high Prairie suicide rates – Winnipeg Free PressFebruary 23, 2019A team of researchers from Brandon University and the University of Manitoba are studying suicide in the […]

Weekly News Roundup November 4 – 13, 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: Youth protection officials failed suicidal Salluit teen, Quebec coroner concludes – CBC November 12, 2018 Quebec Coroner É​ric LĂ©pine believes that the province’s youth protection services did not provide sufficient follow-up […]

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 September 10 – 16, 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: More than 5,800 youth suicides across Canada signals mental health ‘crisis’ – The Star September 14, 2018 Data compiled by a Toronto Star/Ryerson School of Journalism investigation has found that over […]