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 […]