Weekly News Roundup Mar 25 – 31, 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: Media contagion of suicide is real. Here’s how to fix it. – SalonMarch 30, 2019This article explores the phenomenon of suicide contagion as it relates to the recent suicide deaths of […]

Weekly News Roundup December 10-17, 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: MAiD Legislation in Canada – Centre for Suicide Prevention and Canadian Mental Health Association December 17, 2018 On December 12, the Canadian Council of the Academies (CCA) released their report […]

Weekly News Roundup December 3 – 9, 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: Female Veterans Quietly Struggle With Sexual Harassment, Suicide – VOA December 9, 2018 Female veterans in the US have a much higher risk of suicide than female civilians. Women face many […]

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 after watching the Netflix show 13 Reasons Why. Especially […]

Weekly News Roundup November 13 – 18, 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: Here’s how to better support people who are suicidal – Mashable November 17, 2018 This article, written by Chirlane McCray, who is the “first lady of New York City” […]

Weekly News Roundup October 9 – 14, 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: When you grow up surrounded by suicide, it seems normal. How do you heal a ‘broken spirit’? – Toronto Star October 13, 2018 Indigenous suicide, like all suicide, is complex. […]

Weekly News Roundup Apr 3 – 8, 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: Featured: Province developing youth suicide prevention plan – Calgary Herald April 6, 2018 Alberta’s Children’s Services Ministry is developing a youth suicide prevention plan based on recommendations from a […]

Weekly News Roundup – Aug 14 – 20, 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: Quiet epidemic of suicide claims France’s farmers – New York Times August 20, 2017 France’s public health institute released statistics that show 985 farmers killed themselves between 2007 and 2011 – […]

Weekly News Roundup – July 5-10, 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: Panel implores military to adopt more suicide-prevention resources – Globe and Mail July 6, 2017 The Canadian Armed Forces have approved all 11 recommendations made in the Report of the 2016 Mental Health Expert […]

Weekly News Roundup – June 25 – July 4, 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: First nations protestors block stretch of Highway 1 east of Winnipeg – Global News June 30, 2017 First nations activists blocked a stretch of Highway 1 near Winnipeg last Friday in […]