Weekly News Roundup Jan 7 – 14, 2019

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: Job-related deaths in Canada dramatically under-reported: study – CBC January 11, 2019 New research has been released to suggest that the number of deaths directly related to the […]

Weekly News Roundup July 9-15, 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: Some first responders from Humboldt Broncos bus crash get mental-health break – CTV News July 14, 2018 First responders who helped on the scene after a semi-truck and the Humboldt Broncos […]

Weekly News Roundup Apr 23-29, 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: Suicide has always been a part of my family, yet I’m repeatedly silenced when I try to talk about it – Independent April 29, 2018 This article chronicles the role suicide […]

Weekly News Roundup Mar 12 – 18, 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 many opioid overdoses are suicides? – NPR March 15, 2018 Many US states are still working out how to differentiate suicide deaths from opioid deaths, as it can sometimes be […]

Suicide kills thousands of Canadians each year

Suicide is a major public health crisis. It may come as a surprise that suicide is one of the biggest preventable killers in Canada. Stay tuned for a Fact Sheet expanding on public health promotion and suicide prevention later this year! In the meantime, learn some ways public health policy can reduce suicide with our […]