Research Roundup – August 2022

This is a summary of the latest significant Canadian () and international suicide research we collected in the past month: Wiglesworth, A., LittleDove, R., Fetter, A., Prairie Chicken, M., Azarani, M., Davis, A., Young, A., Riegelman, A. & Gone, J. ¬†(2022). Attempted suicide in American Indian and Alaska Native populations: A systematic review of research […]

Research Roundup – November 2021

This is a summary of the latest significant Canadian () and international suicide research we collected in the past month: ūüá®ūüᶠLangmann, C. (2021). Suicide, firearms, and legislation: A review of the Canadian evidence. Preventive Medicine. 152 (Pt. 1), 106471. DOI:10.1016/j.ypmed.2021.106471 Canada legislated firearm controls in 1977, 1991, and 1995. This is a review of […]

Research Roundup – October 2021

This is a summary of the latest significant Canadian () and international suicide research we collected in the past month: Berona, J., Whitton, S., Newcomb, M. Mustanski, B. & Gibbons, R. (2021). Predicting the transition from suicidal ideation to suicide attempt among sexual and gender minority youths. Psychiatric Services, 72(11), 1261-1267. DOI: 10.1176/appi.ps.202000497 This is […]

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‚Äôs what we found last week: Protesters outside N.L. jail call for better care for prisoners after inmate suicide¬†–¬†Toronto StarOctober 10, 2021A demonstration was held in St. John‚Äôs demanding better mental health and addictions care for […]

Weekly News Roundup July 5-11, 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: Study identifies genetic risks for suicide death in individuals with bipolar disorder – EurekAlert!July 8, 2021A new study has found that people with bipolar disorder who are exposed to significant […]

Weekly News Roundup June 14-20, 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: Featured:Indigenous people, trauma, and suicide prevention – Centre for Suicide PreventionJune 21, 2021Today is Indigenous Peoples Day, and we’ve updated our toolkit on Indigenous people and trauma. Historically, suicide was […]

Weekly News Roundup Feb. 22-28, 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: ‚ÄėSuicide can happen to anyone and any age‚Äô: Warning signs to look for – Global NewsFebruary 28, 2021In this article, Kristin Pilon, a facilitator with the Provincial Injury Prevention Program […]

Weekly News Roundup Nov. 16 – 22, 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:Solemn vigil marks another year of transgender lives lost – The SignalNovember 20, 2020Transgender Day of Remembrance, November 20, is a day to remember transgender people who have died as […]

Weekly News Roundup November 18-24, 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: Featured: Alberta documentary sheds light on men in the oilpatch and suicides – Global CalgaryNovember 19, 2019A new documentary, Digging in the Dirt, addresses the issue of men working in the oilpatch […]

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 to include […]

Weekly News Roundup June 24 – July 1, 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: First Nations suicide rate 3 times higher than for non-Indigenous people: StatsCan – Global June 30, 2019Statistics Canada has released data looking at the suicide rate of Indigenous people from 2011-2016, and […]

Weekly News Roundup June 17 – 23, 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: Suicide rate for Native American women is up 139% – USA TodayJune 22, 2019Suicide rates in the US are rising, and have increased 33% since 1999: this is significant. However, Native […]

Weekly News Roundup May 20 – 24, 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: Put down the self-help books. Resilience is not a DIY endeavor – Globe and MailMay 25, 2019An opinion piece by Michael Ungar, a professor of social work at Dalhousie University. He […]

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‚Äôs 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 ‚Äėbroken spirit‚Äô?¬†– 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 ‚Äď 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 […]