Weekly News Roundup June 18 – 24, 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: Anderson Cooper: Thirty years after my brother’s death, I still ask why – CNN June 24, 2018 Anderson Cooper lost his brother, Carter, to suicide almost 30 years ago. “That is […]

Weekly News Roundup June 11 – 17, 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: Celebrity suicide deaths – preventing contagion – Centre for Suicide Prevention, a branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association June 12, 2018 Responsible media coverage of Spade and Bourdain’s deaths […]

Celebrity suicide deaths – preventing “contagion”

By the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Centre for Suicide Prevention In our culture, we are mostly silent about suicide. But when celebrities die by suicide – as Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain did last week, the issue becomes front-page news. Anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide can attest to its utter devastation. […]

Weekly News Roundup June 4 – 10, 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: Seeing the signs: Understanding and preventing suicide – Global June 10, 2018 Mara Grunau was on Global Calgary Sunday morning talking about the recent suicide deaths of Kate […]

The purple purse

By Mara Grunau, Executive Director, Centre for Suicide Prevention This piece was originally published in the June 9, 2018 edition of the Calgary Herald. I love my Kate Spade purse. The cheery purple splash-of-colour draws attention from random people wherever I go … when I’m picking my kids up at school, shopping at the grocery […]