We must all advocate for Indigenous rights

Many Indigenous communities in Canada experience very high suicide rates, especially among young people. In some communities, youth die by suicide 5 times more often than youth from the general population and that number rises to 11 times more if the youth is Inuit. Why are we losing so many young Indigenous individuals to suicide? […]

Weekly News Roundup – Oct 2 – 9, 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: Family of Attawapiskat teen who killed herself calls for coroner’s inquest – CBC October 9, 2017 Sheridan Hookimaw, 13, died by suicide two years ago in the northern Ontario community of […]

Weekly News Roundup – Sept 25 – Oct 1, 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: The media’s role in suicide clusters – Advocate September 29, 2017 This opinion article examines the media’s role in suicide clusters. The article argues that the media can oversimplify suicide, citing […]

Weekly News Roundup – Sept 18-24, 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 group seeks solutions for high youth suicide rates in Saskatchewan – Saskatoon Star Phoenix September 22, 2017 The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) was directed to make suicide […]

Weekly News Roundup – Aug 21 – 27, 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: ‘It’s such a lonely loss’: Northern Sask. families affected by suicide call for more open discussion – CBC August 26, 2017 A group of families from northern Saskatchewan who have been […]

Weekly News Roundup – July 24-30, 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: Memories of grief: Filmmaker explores 1990s suicide waves at Dieppe high school – CBC July 30, 2017 Samara Chadwick, who attended Dieppe High School in Moncton, New Brunswick at a time […]

Weekly News Roundup – July 17-23, 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: Linkin Park US tour cancelled after suicide of Chester Bennington – Reuters July 20, 2017 Chester Bennington, 41, lead singer of rock band Linkin Park, died by suicide last week. Bennington […]

Weekly News Roundup – July 10-16, 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: Featured: Where can farmers turn to for mental health help? – Alberta Primetime July 14, 2017 Mara Grunau, executive director, spoke about why farmers and others working in the agricultural industry […]

Weekly News Roundup June 19 – 25, 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: Featured: Inuit special feature: An open letter to ‘southern’ Canadians – Centre for Suicide Prevention In honour of National Aboriginal Day, Librarian & Writer Robert Olson wrote an open letter to […]

Weekly News Roundup – June 12 – 18, 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: Featured: Men are in crisis – Centre for Suicide Prevention May 23, 2017 This past week, June 12 – 18, was Canadian Men’s Health Week. Centre for Suicide Prevention brought to […]