Weekly News Roundup Sept. 7-12, 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:

Featured:
World Suicide Prevention Day – Centre for Suicide Prevention
World Suicide Prevention Day is a day to remember those we’ve lost to suicide and raise awareness[…]

Weekly News Roundup Aug 9 – 15, 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: Lil Wayne Opens Up About Mental Health, Childhood Suicide Attempt – Complex
August 15, 2021
**Method warning** Rapper Lil Wayne has opened up about his mental health in[…]

Weekly News Roundup Jul 26 – Aug 2, 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:

Kathy Griffin Details Pill Addiction, Reveals She Attempted Suicide in 2020 – Us Weekly
August 2, 2021
**Content warning: Suicide method, planning** Comedian Kathy Griffin[…]

Weekly News Roundup Nov. 9 – 15, 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:
U of C introduces new suicide prevention framework to support students – Calgary Herald
November 12, 2020
*Terminology warning – use of commit*[…]

Research Roundup – July 2020

This is a summary of the latest significant Canadian (🇨🇦) and international suicide research we collected in the past month:
 
Opara, I., et al. (2020). Suicide among black children: An integrated model of the interpersonal-psychological theory of suicide and intersectionality theory for researchers and clinicians. Journal of Black Studies. 1-21.

Weekly News Roundup February 10 – 17, 2020

‘Unaddressed for years’: Study shows nurses at greater risk of suicide – Safety + Health Magazine 
February 17, 2020
UC San Diego Health has released a study analyzing data from the National Violent Death Reporting System in the US and found that both male and female nurses have a much[…]

Suicide prevention in Alberta’s post-secondary education programs

As a helping profession, teachers play a pivotal role in the lives of children and youth. When it comes to mental health and suicide prevention, we also know that early intervention is key… but how do teachers entering the profession know to identify possible warning signs  – and connect vulnerable students to the help and[…]

Weekly News Roundup December 9 – 15, 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: Student’s suicide at time of growing awareness about mental health of medical students, doctors – Ottawa Citizen
December 15, 2019
Awareness for mental health resources on post-secondary campuses is[…]

Weekly News Roundup December 2-8, 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: 
Death at Alberta legislature reignites conversation about provincial suicide rate – Edmonton Star
December 3, 2019
Following the suicide death last Monday on the steps of the Alberta Legislature,[…]

Weekly News Roundup November 25 – December 1, 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:

‘I Wanted to Die:’ Northern Ireland Confronts a Suicide Crisis – New York Times
December 1, 2019
*Method warning* In 2017, Northern Ireland had a suicide rate of 18.6 per[…]