Weekly News Roundup October 1 – 8, 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: Chicago’s Sip of Hope – a cafe where it’s OK not to be OK – Al Jazeera October 9, 2018 The first mental health cafe, run by Hope for Today, a nonprofit […]

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 […]

Weekly News Roundup May 7-13, 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: How to maintain mental health – Centre for Suicide Prevention Last week was CMHA’s Mental Health Week, and the theme this year was about acknowledging that we all have mental […]

Weekly News Roundup Feb. 5 – 9, 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: Miss Teenage Ontario puts focus on youth suicide – Brantford Expositor January 29, 2018 Aleria Mackay, 18, is the newly declared Miss Teenage Ontario for 2018. She is also the first Indigenous winner […]

How to #SeizeTheAwkward

How many of us avoid awkward silences by either talking incessantly or busying ourselves with something – anything- until the moment passes? Well the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is challenging us to embrace awkward silences instead of running from them in their new Public Service Announcement series:  #SeizeTheAwkward! The campaign features “signs to watch […]

Weekly News Roundup Dec 18, 2017 – Jan 1, 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 in these past few weeks: History of suicide attempt linked to shorter life expectancy – Medscape  December 28, 2017 Researchers in Sweden analyzed a database that spanned 40 years of information of 195,000 […]

Weekly News Roundup – Dec 11 – 17, 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: Mental health self-care during the holidays – CBC Edmonton December 11, 2017 CSP Executive Director Mara Grunau was on CBC Edmonton AM last Monday morning to talk about self-care during […]

Weekly News Roundup – Oct 2 – 9, 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: Family of Attawapiskat teen who killed herself calls for coroner’s inquest – CBC October 9, 2017 Sheridan Hookimaw, 13, died by suicide two years ago in the northern Ontario community of […]

Weekly News Roundup – Aug 28 – Sept 4, 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: BC’s wildfires spark mental health concern for firefighters: chief – CBC September 4, 2017 The fire chief for 150 Mile House in BC, Stan McCarthy, is concerned about the long-term effects […]

Weekly News Roundup – July 17-23, 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: Linkin Park US tour cancelled after suicide of Chester Bennington – Reuters July 20, 2017 Chester Bennington, 41, lead singer of rock band Linkin Park, died by suicide last week. Bennington […]