Weekly News Roundup Oct. 4-10, 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: Protesters outside N.L. jail call for better care for prisoners after inmate suicide – Toronto Star
October 10, 2021
A demonstration was held in St. John’s demanding better mental health[…]

Weekly News Roundup October 28 – November 4, 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:

Whistler pucksters get mental health message – Pique
November 2, 2019

Buddy Check for Jesse, a mental health initiative for young British Columbia hockey players has expanded this year[…]

Editorial: Mental illness and hockey

By Robert Olson, Centre for Suicide Prevention Several hockey memoirs have been published in the last decade that deal with men’s mental illness.  While these books are primarily accounts of the lives of professional hockey players, issues like PTSD, alcohol and substance abuse, depression, and anxiety appear as prominently in the player’s career trajectories as[…]

Special Feature: What’s Up with Canada’s Game?

We have released a new special feature: What’s Up With Canada’s Game: Exploring mental illness in hockey. This special feature examines the growing  importance of men’s mental health issues in[…]