Weekly News Roundup April 26 – May 2, 2021

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:
Did the COVID-19 pandemic push up suicide rates in the first few months? An international study says no – Toronto Star
April 29, 2020
A study[…]

Weekly News Roundup Jan. 4 – 10, 2021

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:
When kids are in crisis, how can we help them? – Broadview Magazine
January 5, 2021
*Content and method warning* This article discusses suicide in children, which[…]

Weekly News Roundup Sept. 28 – Oct. 4, 2020

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:

Medicine Hat’s suicide numbers are on pace to double last year’s – Medicine Hat News
October 3, 2020
Medicine Hat, Alberta, had 5 suicides[…]

Weekly News Roundup May 27 – June 2, 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: Ottawa groups present stirring choral tribute to bullied teen – CBC
May 31, 2019
Three local choirs in Ottawa, including Tone Cluster, “quite a queer choir,” are coming[…]

Weekly News Roundup Mar 4 – 10, 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: Officer down – CBC
March 10, 2019
This is an investigative piece by the CBC accompanying a Fifth Estate episode examining the 12 Ontario Provincial Police suicide deaths that[…]

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 Jan 7 – 14, 2019

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: Job-related deaths in Canada dramatically under-reported: study – CBC
January 11, 2019
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Weekly News Roundup September 24 – 30, 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: Gisele Bündchen says she contemplated suicide at the height of her modelling career– The Independent
September 28, 2018
Gisele Bündchen, supermodel, wrote in her new[…]

Weekly News Roundup – May 8 – 14, 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: Schools in Alabama warn parents about Blue Whale ‘suicide game’ app – Computerworld
May 10, 2017
The “blue whale challenge”, an online app which encourages self-harm, is placing[…]