Weekly News Roundup October 22 – 28, 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 can we heal suicide-related trauma? CBC Nunavut asks at public event Saturday – CBC October 27, 2018 Last Saturday, CBC hosted a panel discussion in Iqaluit, Nunavut, where people talked […]

Weekly News Roundup May 14-22, 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: Suicide rates for black children twice that of white children, new data show – Washington Post May 21, 2018 A new study published in JAMA Pediatrics has found that, […]

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 – Oct 23-29, 2017

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: We must all advocate for Indigenous rights – Centre for Suicide Prevention October 25, 2017 This CSP blog post discusses the importance of advocating for Indigenous rights, whether […]

Weekly News Roundup – June 25 – July 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: First nations protestors block stretch of Highway 1 east of Winnipeg – Global News June 30, 2017 First nations activists blocked a stretch of Highway 1 near Winnipeg last Friday in […]

Weekly News Roundup – May 8 – 14, 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: Schools in Alabama warn parents about Blue Whale ‘suicide game’ app – Computerworld May 10, 2017 The “blue whale challenge”, an online app which encourages self-harm, is placing vulnerable young people […]

CASP Conference 2016

Last week, Centre for Suicide Prevention’s Mara Grunau and Robert Olson attended the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) Conference in Iqaluit, Nunavut. The focus of the conference was Hope, Help and Healing, and we were privileged to present on the work we do in making suicide research accessible to the general public. We had […]

Weekly News Roundup August 14 – 20, 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:  ‘Where do I belong’: How cultural connectedness is essential for mental health – CBCAugust 17, 2016Cultural connectedness was highlighted in a presentation made last week in Charlottetown, PEI, at […]