Weekly News Roundup Aug 27 – Sept 3, 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: Edmonton firefighter’s death prompts discussion about PTSD, mental health – Global September 1, 2018 Marc Renaud, 29, died by suicide last weekend. Renaud was a firefighter for the Edmonton Fire Rescue […]

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 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 had 14 suicide deaths since December […]

Weekly News Roundup – June 12 – 18, 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: Men are in crisis – Centre for Suicide Prevention May 23, 2017 This past week, June 12 – 18, was Canadian Men’s Health Week. Centre for Suicide Prevention brought to […]

Men are in Crisis

This article originally appeared on canadianmenshealthweek.ca, and was written by Centre for Suicide Prevention for Men’s Health Week, June 12 – 18, 2017. Men are in crisis; they are dying by suicide in huge numbers but the general public remains largely unaware of the disturbing statistics. The victims are not stars or celebrities, nor are […]

Weekly News Roundup – November 30-December 4, 2016

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: Pay it forward this holiday season – Airdrie City View Dec. 1, 2016 Although Christmastime is thought to be a “wonderful time of year” for many, this is not the […]

Weekly News Roundup – November 15-21, 2016

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: Suicide becomes Movember topic as more middle-aged men die in ‘disturbing trend’ – CBC Nov. 20, 2016 This Movember focus is on men’s suicide – more middle-aged men die by suicide […]

100 Men Calgary supports suicide prevention

This time last week, we were standing in front of 100(ish) men from the group 100 Men Calgary (short for: 100 Men Who Give a Damn) – “a group of guys who want to have… a positive (and powerful) impact on… local charities”  talking about why suicide prevention education is so important. We are so honoured to say […]

Weekly News Roundup August 21 – 28, 2016

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: This hashtag is prompting men to get real about mental health and suicide – MashableAugust 28, 2016#ItsOkayToTalk is a Twitter and Instagram campaign that calls on men, through the […]

Men and Suicide – Infographic

References for this infographic can be found in our Men and Suicide Toolkit Image Attributions Alban Champliau: https://thenounproject.com/search/?q=bike+riding&i=81628 Austin Condiff: https://thenounproject.com/search/?q=anger&i=70990 Austin Condiff: https://thenounproject.com/search/?similar=91433&i=70982 Luis Prado: https://thenounproject.com/search/?q=anger&i=67155 Luis Prado: https://thenounproject.com/search/?q=man+drinking&i=154888 Nicolas Vicent: https://thenounproject.com/search/?similar=197590&i=187637