Weekly News Roundup October 5 – 12, 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:

Featured:
Calgary woman running for mental health awareness, after partner’s death – CTV News
October 6, 2020
Andrea Gordon, who lost partner David Quistberg to suicide in June, ran[…]

Resources for parents of youth who are thinking about suicide

On World Suicide Prevention Day, PLEO: Parents’ Lifelines of Eastern Ontario launched a new resource to support parents of youth who are thinking about suicide by sharing helpful and hopeful messages from parents and youth with lived experience, suicide prevention experts and clinicians.  The resource includes tip sheets for parents and videos with inforamtion[…]

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 Prevention
January 21, 2019
Transgender people have significantly higher instances of mental illness than the general population. They[…]