Research Roundup – June 2020

This is a summary of the latest significant Canadian (🇨🇦) and international suicide research we collected in the past month: Kennedy, A., Brumby, S., Versace, V. & Brumby-Rendell, T. (2020). The ripple effect: A digital intervention to reduce suicide stigma among farming men. BMC Public Health. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-08954-5
Farmers are considered at an-risk occupational group for[…]

Weekly News Roundup June 8 – 14, 2020

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:
‘Breaking the Silence’ walk and run goes virtual, province-wide – RD News Now
June 12, 2020
Centre for Suicide Prevention is one of two Calgary charities, alongside[…]

Weekly News Roundup May 11 – 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: Is the Pandemic Sparking Suicide? – New York Times
May 19, 2020
Though we won’t know for several months if the suicide rate has increased as a result of[…]

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 March 9 – 15, 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: Study led by B.C. prof finds 8% of school-age children have thought about or attempted suicide – Saanich News
March 13, 2020
A study released[…]

Weekly News Roundup February 18 – 23, 2020

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: Worker Fatalities Rates Decline, but Worker Suicide Rates Increase – Occupational Health and Safety Online
February 21, 2020
A new report from[…]

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-2019-212981
An American study examining the effect of[…]

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 – CNN
January 18, 2020
A new study looking at whether[…]

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 Prevention
Registration is now open for our second annual Run for Life! Join us in Calgary, Alberta Sept. 29[…]

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 – CBC
May 31, 2019
Three local choirs in Ottawa, including Tone Cluster, “quite a queer choir,” are coming[…]