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[…]

Weekly News Roundup August 26 – September 3, 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: Calif. student IDs must have suicide prevention phone number – Inquirer.net
August 31, 2019
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number, as well as the Crisis Text Line number, will[…]

Weekly News Roundup August 19 – 25, 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: 
2018-2019 Annual Report: Inform, transform – Centre for Suicide Prevention
We inform to transform: once people know suicide is preventable, and understand the role they play in its[…]

Weekly News Roundup April 15 – 22, 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: 
Suicide policies in Canada and beyond: What’s working and what needs to change – Ottawa Citizen
April 18, 2019
This article explores how suicide can[…]

Weekly News Roundup Feb 24 – Mar 3, 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: 
How many people are affected by one suicide? – Centre for Suicide Prevention
February 28, 2019
It has long been thought that 6 people are affected by one suicide,[…]

Weekly News Roundup June 25 – July 2 , 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:
Fighting suicide and amplifying hope with the Centre for Suicide Prevention – SOS Safety Magazine
June 27, 2018
Centre for Suicide Prevention spoke with SOS Safety[…]