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 Prevention
January 28, 2019
In this blog post, we feature Wise Practices: Indigenous Leadership for Living Life Well, a community-led project that[…]

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[…]

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 Prevention
January 21, 2019
Transgender people have significantly higher instances of mental illness than the general population. They[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]