Research Roundup – May 2020

This is a summary of the latest significant Canadian (🇨🇦) and international suicide research we collected in the past month:

Ralfman, et al. (2020). Suicide fatalities in the US compared to Canada: Potential suicides averted with lower firearm ownership in the US. PLOS One. 15(4): e0232252. DOI: doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0232252
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Weekly News Roundup December 2-8, 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: 
Death at Alberta legislature reignites conversation about provincial suicide rate – Edmonton Star
December 3, 2019
Following the suicide death last Monday on the steps of the Alberta Legislature,[…]

Weekly news roundup September 9 – 15, 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: 
High suicide rates for Indigenous youths sparks action from Alberta government – Calgary Herald
September 10, 2019
The government of Alberta has launched graphic novels for First Nations[…]

Weekly News Roundup August 26 – September 3, 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: Calif. student IDs must have suicide prevention phone number – Inquirer.net
August 31, 2019
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number, as well as the Crisis Text Line number, will[…]

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. – Salon
March 30, 2019
This article explores the phenomenon of suicide contagion as it relates to the[…]

Weekly News Roundup October 15 – 21, 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:
4 ways the Centre for Suicide Prevention is using Run for Life to promote mental health and prevent suicide – Calgary Journal
October[…]

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:

Weekly News Roundup September 17 – 23, 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: Why Do People Kill Themselves? – Scientific American
October 2018
About one person dies by suicide every 40 seconds globally, and suicide is the 10th[…]

Weekly News Roundup May 22 – 27, 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:
Can a federal bill on suicide prevention save lives in Canada? – CBC 
May 22, 2018
Last week, NDP[…]