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 TimesDecember 1, 2019*Method warning* In 2017, Northern Ireland had a suicide rate of 18.6 per 100,000 (Canada has a […]

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, 2019Statistics Canada has released data looking at the suicide rate of Indigenous people from 2011-2016, and […]

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 Ottawa next year. “First responders face a […]

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 firefighter for the Edmonton Fire Rescue […]

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 update about a radio story in […]

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 major depression, and the mental health […]

Weekly News Roundup July 9-15, 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: Some first responders from Humboldt Broncos bus crash get mental-health break – CTV News July 14, 2018 First responders who helped on the scene after a semi-truck and the Humboldt Broncos […]

Weekly News Roundup May 28 – June 3, 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: ‘If I take my life’: Veteran’s suicide over weekend revives calls for ‘epidemic’ to be addressed – Globe and Mail June 3, 2018 This past weekend, veteran George Curtis, […]

Weekly News Roundup May 7-13, 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: Featured: How to maintain mental health – Centre for Suicide Prevention Last week was CMHA’s Mental Health Week, and the theme this year was about acknowledging that we all have mental […]

Weekly News Roundup Apr 9 – 15, 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: Former NHL goalie shares struggles with mental illness, addiction – CBC April 14, 2018 Clint Malarchuk, former NHL goalie, has experienced physical and mental trauma, not the least of which included […]