Weekly News Roundup Sept. 7-12, 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:
World Suicide Prevention Day – Centre for Suicide Prevention
World Suicide Prevention Day is a day to remember those we’ve lost to suicide and raise awareness[…]

Weekly News Roundup July 19-25, 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:

Reporting guidelines reduced number of suicides: study – Korea Herald
July 25, 2021
In South Korea in 2013, under the ‘suicide prevention law,’ media guidelines[…]

Weekly News Roundup July 8 – 14, 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: ‘I’ll never be the same again’: Sex And The City star Kim Cattrall talks for the first time about the suicide of her beloved brother – and[…]

Weekly News Roundup March 11 – 17, 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: 
Calgary Herald Christmas Fund 2018 campaign raises close to $750,000 – Calgary Herald 
March 15, 2019
We were honoured by the Calgary Herald this year by[…]

Weekly News Roundup July 30 – August 6, 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:
Canada Suicide Prevention Service temporarily ceases text and chat help; seeks more funding – IT World Canada
August 1, 2018
Centre[…]

Weekly News Roundup Mar 12 – 18, 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: How many opioid overdoses are suicides? – NPR
March 15, 2018
Many US states are still working out how to differentiate suicide deaths from opioid[…]

Statement re: Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why series

This is a statement regarding the recent Netflix release, 13 Reasons Why, which follows the story of a young girl who dies by suicide. The Centre for Suicide Prevention (CSP) is concerned that the Netflix adaptation of Jay Asher’s 13 Reasons Why novel does not follow the Canadian Association of Suicide Prevention and the American[…]