Weekly News Roundup Nov. 30 – Dec. 6, 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:
You Can Help the Agencies Battling Mental Health Challenges and Addictions – Calgary Herald
December 4, 2020
Centre for Suicide Prevention (CSP) has[…]

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[…]

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[…]