Weekly News Roundup June 29 – July 5, 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: Fiddler walking from La Ronge to Regina to protest suicide prevention bill rejection – Humboldt Journal
July 6, 2020
Métis fiddler Tristen Durocher is leading a group of protesters[…]

Weekly News Roundup May 4 – 10, 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:
Buddy up for men’s suicide prevention – Centre for Suicide Prevention
May 11, 2020
Centre for Suicide Prevention is excited to announce a new men’s suicide prevention campaign: Buddy[…]

Weekly News Roundup April 27 – May 3, 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:
Hope, belonging, meaning and purpose – Centre for Suicide Prevention
May 4, 2020
We are hearing a lot about mental health promotion these days. Self-care, reaching out to others,[…]

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 November 25 – December 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:

‘I Wanted to Die:’ Northern Ireland Confronts a Suicide Crisis – New York Times
December 1, 2019
*Method warning* In 2017, Northern Ireland had a suicide rate of 18.6 per[…]

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, 2019
Statistics Canada has released data looking at the[…]

Weekly News Roundup October 29 – November 4, 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: First responders getting mental health clinic of their own – CBC
November 4, 2018
A mental health clinic specifically for first responders will open in[…]

Weekly News Roundup Aug 27 – Sept 3, 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: Edmonton firefighter’s death prompts discussion about PTSD, mental health – Global
September 1, 2018
Marc Renaud, 29, died by suicide last weekend. Renaud was a[…]

Weekly News Roundup August 20 – 26, 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: ‘I never faked my love for you:’ A mother opens up after her suicide attempt – NPR
August 24, 2018
*Method warning* This is an[…]

Weekly News Roundup August 7 – 12, 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: Treating teen depression might improve mental health of parents, too – NPR
August 12, 2018
12.8% of American teens experience at least one episode of[…]