Weekly News Roundup May 20 – 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: Put down the self-help books. Resilience is not a DIY endeavor – Globe and MailMay 25, 2019An opinion piece by Michael Ungar, a professor of social work at Dalhousie University. He […]

Weekly News Roundup Jan 14 – 20, 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: New resource toolkit: Transgender people and suicide – Centre for Suicide PreventionJanuary 21, 2019Transgender people have significantly higher instances of mental illness than the general population. They are also at a […]

Weekly News Roundup Dec 18, 2018 – Jan 7, 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 in the last few weeks: Featured: Centre for Suicide Prevention: Giving frontline workers the skills to help others in distress – Calgary Herald December 24, 2018 Centre for Suicide Prevention (CSP) is one of […]

Weekly News Roundup Apr 30 – May 6, 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: The coverage of Avicii’s death shows the wrong way to report on suicide – Vox May 5, 2018 (Method warning) This editorial essay discusses the irresponsible reporting of the suicide death […]

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 […]

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 – Mar. 20 – 26, 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: Support is key for those who lose a partner to suicide, say researchers – CTV  Mar. 26, 2017 A new study has found that people who lose a partner to suicide […]

Weekly News Roundup – Feb. 13 – 20, 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: Meet the woman saving lives, while saving herself in the process – Calgary Journal Feb. 15, 2017 Mara Grunau, Executive Director for Centre for Suicide Prevention, talks about the toll […]