Weekly News Roundup Oct. 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: Protesters outside N.L. jail call for better care for prisoners after inmate suicide – Toronto Star
October 10, 2021
A demonstration was held in St. John’s demanding better mental health[…]

Weekly News Roundup May 11 – 19, 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: Is the Pandemic Sparking Suicide? – New York Times
May 19, 2020
Though we won’t know for several months if the suicide rate has increased as a result of[…]

Research Roundup – February 2020

This is a summary of the latest significant Canadian (🇨🇦) and international suicide research we collected in the past month: Abiragi, M. et al. (2020). Importance and approach to manner of death opinions in opioid-related deaths. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 0, 1-6. DOI.org/10.1111/1556-4029.14266
The current opioid epidemic has magnified the issue of[…]

Weekly News Roundup December 3 – 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: Female Veterans Quietly Struggle With Sexual Harassment, Suicide – VOA
December 9, 2018
Female veterans in the US have a much higher risk of suicide[…]

Weekly News Roundup May 28 – June 3, 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: ‘If I take my life’: Veteran’s suicide over weekend revives calls for ‘epidemic’ to be addressed – Globe and Mail
June 3, 2018
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Blue Monday is a Myth

The third Monday in January, this year, January 16, is often called “Blue Monday,” as it is thought to be the most depressing day of the year –but this simply isn’t true. “Blue Monday” is purported to be the day when people feel most depressed, and this correlates with another myth – that most suicides[…]