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 StarDecember 3, 2019Following the suicide death last Monday on the steps of the Alberta Legislature, more conversation is being […]

Strength in Unity Summit

This past Saturday, March 18, 2017, Robert Olson from Centre for Suicide Prevention attended the Strength in Unity Summit at the University of Calgary, hosted by the Faculty of Social Work. The Summit was a discussion of the findings of Strength In Unity: Men Speaking Out Against Stigma, a research intervention that mobilized men in Asian […]

Thank you Full Circle Foundation for Wellness

The Legend Golf Tournament held by Full Circle Foundation for Wellness in Brooks, Alberta, took place July 16, and raised a total of $10,400.00 for mental health and suicide prevention initiatives! This money will go towards a safeTALK: suicide alertness workshop for the community of Brooks. Full Circle Foundation for Wellness is also generously donating […]

Thank you, MNP!

The Centre for Suicide Prevention has been awarded 1st prize, $25,000, in the Blue Sky: Aboriginal Health Initiatives Challenge! We are so grateful to MNP for creating this great opportunity, as well as to the panelists, Tyler White of Siksika Health  , Marion Crowe of the First Nations Health Managers Association, Stephanie Carroll Rainie of the […]

The Making of Ned, our Spruce Meadows Horse

This past Saturday, June 6, CSP staff were happy to be apart of the Spruce Meadow’s National Tournament. The “Horses Jump to Give a Leg Up” Program horses were unveiled, including our own Ned!  The horses will be auctioned off and each organization will be awarded their horse’s top bid, so we are very grateful for this […]

In honour of World Suicide Prevention Day, the Centre for Suicide Prevention, based in Calgary, Alberta, will be hosting three FREE suicide prevention workshops, including our own Straight Talk: Youth Suicide Prevention,  Tattered Teddies: Preventing Suicide in Children workshop along with the safeTALK: suicide awareness workshop. In addition to attending our free workshops, you can […]

In August 2013, CSP’s Aboriginal Services Liaison Ed Yuen attended the Honouring Our Children event at Mount Royal University. The event was hosted by Aboriginal Friendship Centres of Calgary.  Captions from top, left to right: A tipi was raised, each pole of the tipi has a significant meaning; Entrance to the tipi with sage; Honour […]

CSP was happy to attend Siksika’s Youth Forum! Our Aboriginal Services Liaison Ed Yuen attended on August 6, 2013, and will be making a presentation at the forum on August 8.  Captions from top to bottom: Flag raising and opening ceremonies, Drummers, Siksika Chief makes opening remarks, Council Member speaking, Guest speaker, Theo Fleury speaks. 

Here at CSP we’re always adding new materials to our exclusively suicide-related library! This summer we’ve added two free online resources about aboriginal suicide prevention. We’ve also acquired books on teen suicide risk, student distress and cognitive behavioural prevention of suicide. Two DVDs were added including one on athletes and depression and teen suicide bereavement. […]

October 26, 2012

CSP attending Mental Health Awareness Week CSP is excited to be a part of the University of Calgary’s Mental Health Awareness Week.  This week is being hosted by the University Wellness Centre, and is meant to bring awareness of mental health to students across campus.  CSP will have a booth in the Services Fair and will be […]

July 16, 2012

Question for AFN Candidate Chiefs Due to the upcoming Assembly of First Nations (AFN) elections, the Centre for Suicide Prevention posed a question to Candidate Chiefs- “How do you see a very real effort (for suicide prevention) being made for your people, our people?” Here’s the full message: Greetings,The Centre for Suicide Prevention would like to […]