Weekly News Roundup Sept 14-19, 2021

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:

Preventing physician suicide – American Medical Association
September 17, 2021
Physicians are at higher risk for suicide and thoughts of suicide than those in the[…]

Weekly News Roundup May 19 – 24, 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:

The life-saving lesson suicidal people can teach a world in pandemic – USA Today
May 23, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to negative mental health outcomes for some, and[…]

Research Roundup – April 2020

This is a summary of the latest significant Canadian (ūüá®ūüá¶) and international suicide research we collected in the past month:

Beautrais, A. (2020). Stress and suicide in medical students and physicians. The New Zealand Medical Student Journal, 30, 11-14.
Physicians are one of the most at-risk professions for suicide. This paper examines those pervasive[…]

Weekly News Roundup Oct. 7 – 14, 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: Suicide attempts by black teens are increasing, study says – CNN
October 14, 2019
From 1991 to 2017, the suicide rate for African American teenagers rose as the rate[…]

Weekly News Roundup Jan 14 – 20, 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: 
New resource toolkit: Transgender people and suicide – Centre for Suicide Prevention
January 21, 2019
Transgender people have significantly higher instances of mental illness than the general population. They[…]

Weekly News Roundup November 19 – 25, 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:
’13 Reasons Why’ impacts teens¬†–¬†CityTV Edmonton
A new study released last week¬†surveyed teens, asking if they felt an increase in suicidal thoughts[…]

Weekly News Roundup July 23 – 29, 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:
Hot weather linked to increased suicide rates in the US, Mexico РGlobal 
July 24, 2018
A new study has shown a link[…]

Weekly News Roundup Mar 12 – 18, 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 many opioid overdoses are suicides? – NPR
March 15, 2018
Many US states are still working out how to differentiate suicide deaths from opioid[…]

Weekly News Roundup Feb 26 – Mar 4, 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: This tattoo shop offers free tattoos to people with self-harm scars – HuffPost
March 2, 2018
Through the Restart Program, the Black Widow[…]

Weekly News Roundup Jan. 9 – 15, 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: Featured:
Blue Monday is a Myth – Centre for Suicide Prevention
Jan. 12, 2017
The third January of each year is often reported to[…]