Weekly News Roundup Jan 21 – 27, 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: Wise Practices for Life Promotion – Centre for Suicide PreventionJanuary 28, 2019In this blog post, we feature Wise Practices: Indigenous Leadership for Living Life Well, a community-led project that highlights suicide prevention […]

Wise Practices for Life Promotion

Wise Practices: Indigenous Leadership for Living Life Well, is a community-led project that highlights suicide prevention initiatives thriving in communities across Canada. Developed by Jennifer White and Ed Connors, Wise Practices strives to connect communities and build resiliency in an effort to prevent suicide in First Nations communities. The project evolved from efforts of co-lead […]

Weekly News Roundup Jan 14 – 20, 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: New resource toolkit: Transgender people and suicide – Centre for Suicide PreventionJanuary 21, 2019Transgender people have significantly higher instances of mental illness than the general population. They are also at a […]

Weekly News Roundup Mar 26 – Apr 2, 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: Study: Homeless vets five times more likely to commit suicide – Yale News April 2, 2018 A newly published study from Yale and the US Department of Veterans Affairs […]

Weekly News Roundup Mar 19-25, 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: ’13 Reasons Why’ to address suicide controversy with new warning video – Billboard March 21, 2018 After commissioning a study by Northwestern University that looked at the impact of […]

Weekly News Roundup Jan 8-14, 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: ‘We are dying’: Maskwacis community members overwhelmed by suicides – CBC January 14, 2018 The First Nations community of Maskwacis in Alberta (pop. 17,000) has had 14 suicide deaths since December […]

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 […]