Weekly News Roundup May 3 – 9, 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: Mother speaks out against suicide forum after son’s death – BBCMay 8, 2021Luke O’Hara died by suicide in February, and his mother, Julia McKeever, is now speaking out against online […]

Research Roundup – March 2021

This is a summary of the latest significant Canadian () and international suicide research we collected in the past month: Mason, A., et al. (2021). A content analysis of Reddit users’ perspectives on reasons for not following through with a suicide attempt. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networks. DOI:10.1089/cyber.2020.0521.A content analysis of Reddit users whose posts […]

Weekly News Roundup March 30 – April 5, 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: ‘Be gentle with yourself’: Mental health phone lines see increase in calls – CBCApril 5, 2020The Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC has seen a 6% increase in phone […]

Research Roundup – March 2020

This is a summary of the latest significant Canadian (ūüá®ūüá¶) and international suicide research we collected in the past month: Special Research The following two articles do not address suicide or suicidal behaviours directly, but they do examine psychological adversities encountered as a result of epidemic outbreaks (this is timely research considering our current COVID-19 […]

Weekly News Roundup March 16 – 22, 2020

Hello Friends, 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: Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty – American Foundation for Suicide PreventionMarch 22, 2020Doreen Marshall, Phd, of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, says, […]

Research Roundup – January 2020

This is a summary of the latest significant Canadian (ūüá®ūüá¶) and international suicide research we collected in the past month: Kaufman et al. (2020).Effects of increased minimum wages by unemployment rate on suicide in the USA. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 0, 1-6. DOI: 10.1136/jech-2019-212981An American study examining the effect of the minimum wage on […]

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 […]

Weekly News Roundup Mar 18 – 24, 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: CSP and CMHA Edmonton to host the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention Conference – Centre for Suicide PreventionMarch 25, 2019We‚Äôre pleased to announce that we will be co-hosting the 30th annual […]

Weekly News Roundup Feb 18 – 24, 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: Researchers to shed light on high Prairie suicide rates – Winnipeg Free PressFebruary 23, 2019A team of researchers from Brandon University and the University of Manitoba are studying suicide in the […]

Weekly News Roundup Aug 27 – Sept 3, 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: Edmonton firefighter’s death prompts discussion about PTSD, mental health – Global September 1, 2018 Marc Renaud, 29, died by suicide last weekend. Renaud was a firefighter for the Edmonton Fire Rescue […]

Weekly News Roundup August 7 – 12, 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: Treating teen depression might improve mental health of parents, too – NPR August 12, 2018 12.8% of American teens experience at least one episode of major depression, and the mental health […]

Weekly News Roundup July 23 – 29, 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: Hot weather linked to increased suicide rates in the US, Mexico – Global¬† July 24, 2018 A new study has shown a link between rising temperatures and increased suicide rates […]

Weekly News Roundup Apr 9 – 15, 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: Former NHL goalie shares struggles with mental illness, addiction – CBC April 14, 2018 Clint Malarchuk, former NHL goalie, has experienced physical and mental trauma, not the least of which included […]

Weekly News Roundup Dec 18, 2017 – Jan 1, 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 in these past few weeks: History of suicide attempt linked to shorter life expectancy – Medscape¬† December 28, 2017 Researchers in Sweden analyzed a database that spanned 40 years of information of 195,000 […]

Weekly News Roundup – Nov 20 – 26, 2017

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: PTSD, suicide and first responders – A lot of talk, and not much progress – Global November 26, 2017 The Tema Conter Memorial Trust estimates that so far, in 2017, 52 […]

Weekly News Roundup – Oct 16-22, 2017

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: Lawyers more likely to experience mental health problems the more successful they are: study – Globe and Mail October 22, 2017 A study from the University of Toronto has found that […]

Weekly News Roundup ‚Äď July 5-10, 2017

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: Panel implores military to adopt more suicide-prevention resources¬†–¬†Globe and Mail July 6, 2017 The Canadian Armed Forces have approved all 11 recommendations made in the¬†Report of the 2016 Mental Health Expert […]

Weekly News Roundup – June 5 – 11, 2017

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: ‘We can’t just bury it anymore’: Fort Simpson responds to 4 suicides since February – CBC June 5, 2017 Fort Simpson, NWT, a community of just 1,238 people, has experienced […]

Weekly News Roundup ‚Äď Feb. 21 ‚Äď 26, 2017

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: Burden of isolation: Juror with PTSD urges triple-murder jury to get help – CBC Feb. 26, 2017 Following the trial of Douglas Garland who was convicted of three counts of first-degree […]

Weekly News Roundup Jan. 9 – 15, 2017

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: Blue Monday is a Myth – Centre for Suicide Prevention Jan. 12, 2017 The third January of each year is often reported to be the “most depressing,” but this is […]