Weekly News Roundup October 29 – November 4, 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: First responders getting mental health clinic of their own – CBC November 4, 2018 A mental health clinic specifically for first responders will open in Ottawa next year. “First responders face a […]

Weekly News Roundup – Aug 7 – 13, 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: Reducing the incidence of suicide on transit rail systems – Urban Mobility Forum Summer Edition This feature talks about our partnership with Calgary Transit, Distress Centre Calgary and LivingWorks Education […]

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 […]

Inuit special feature

An open letter to “southern” Canadians In honour of National Aboriginal Day, Librarian & Writer Robert Olson wrote an open letter to his fellow southern Canadians about Inuit, which focuses on why Inuit have some of the highest suicide rates in the world – though this was not always the case. This toolkit is available […]

National Inuit Suicide Prevention Strategy

On July 27, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) and Health Canada released the National Inuit Suicide Prevention Strategy (NISPS). This is a monumental event in the fight against suicide, and we applaud ITK and all those involved in developing this strategy! The Strategy aims to address suicide by: Creating social equity Promoting cultural continuity Focusing on […]