Weekly News Roundup January 6 – 13, 2020

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: Mental health advocate wants you to know how to survive suicidal sadness – CBCJanuary 12, 2020As a mental health advocate and someone who has experienced suicidal thoughts, John Peters […]

Weekly News Roundup December 9 – 15, 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: Student’s suicide at time of growing awareness about mental health of medical students, doctors – Ottawa CitizenDecember 15, 2019Awareness for mental health resources on post-secondary campuses is growing, and earlier this […]

Weekly News Roundup April 23 – 28, 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: Mental-health programs tailored for Muslims gain traction in Canada – Globe and Mail April 28, 2019 The Khalil Centre, a non-profit offering counselling and other mental health services, opened in Toronto last […]

Weekly News Roundup Mar 18 – 24, 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: CSP and CMHA Edmonton to host the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention Conference – Centre for Suicide PreventionMarch 25, 2019We’re pleased to announce that we will be co-hosting the 30th annual […]

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 […]