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 April 20-26, 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:
‘Heartbreaking’: Suicide rates expected to rise as COVID-19 grinds on – Calgary Herald
April 25, 2020
The psychological impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, such as unprecedented levels of unemployment,[…]

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 April 6 – 13, 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: Fear and Isolation May Not Actually Bring a Rise in Suicides – Slate
April 13, 2020
In this article, written in response to US President Trump’s assertion that suicide[…]

Weekly News Roundup March 30 – April 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: ‘Be gentle with yourself’: Mental health phone lines see increase in calls – CBC
April 5, 2020
The Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC has seen a[…]

Research Roundup – March 2020

This is a summary of the latest significant Canadian (🇨🇦) and international suicide research we collected in the past month: Special Research The following two articles do not address suicide or suicidal behaviours directly, but they do examine psychological adversities encountered as a result of epidemic outbreaks (this is timely research considering our current[…]