Weekly News Roundup Sept. 28 – Oct. 4, 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:

Medicine Hat’s suicide numbers are on pace to double last year’s – Medicine Hat News
October 3, 2020
Medicine Hat, Alberta, had 5 suicides[…]

Weekly News Roundup April 23 – 28, 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: Mental-health programs tailored for Muslims gain traction in Canada – Globe and MailĀ 
April 28, 2019 The Khalil Centre, a non-profit offering counselling and other mental health services,[…]

Weekly News Roundup Mar 25 – 31, 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: Media contagion of suicide is real. Here’s how to fix it. – Salon
March 30, 2019
This article explores the phenomenon of suicide contagion as it relates to the[…]

How many people are affected by one suicide?

For decades researchers asserted that six people are greatly affected by each suicide death. This statistic can be traced back to the pioneering suicidologist Edwin Shneidman. In the early 1970s, he based this figure on the average size of an immediate family. The figure was never scientifically tested but has persisted as the go-to number[…]