Weekly News Roundup Dec 18, 2017 – Jan 1, 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 in these past few weeks: History of suicide attempt linked to shorter life expectancy – Medscape  December 28, 2017 Researchers in Sweden analyzed a database that spanned 40 years of information of 195,000 […]

Are suicide rates higher at Christmastime?

Suicide rates are not higher at Christmastime, in fact, suicide rates are fairly consistent throughout the year. This myth has been perpetuated by popular culture, such as movies like It’s a Wonderful Life. This myth can actually detract from the real facts surrounding suicide, and the temptation of the media and other informers to refer to it […]

Weekly News Roundup – November 30-December 4, 2016

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: Pay it forward this holiday season – Airdrie City View Dec. 1, 2016 Although Christmastime is thought to be a “wonderful time of year” for many, this is not the […]