Weekly News Roundup June 24 – July 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: First Nations suicide rate 3 times higher than for non-Indigenous people: StatsCan – Global June 30, 2019Statistics Canada has released data looking at the suicide rate of Indigenous people from 2011-2016, and […]

Weekly News Roundup May 13 – 20, 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: Suicide rate for girls has been rising faster than for boys, study finds – NPRMay 17,2019 A recent study published by JAMA Network Open finds that boys still outnumber girls in suicide deaths but […]

Weekly News Roundup July 3 – 8, 2018

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: Jar Jar Binks Actor Ahmed Best thanks fans for support after sharing his struggle with suicide – Variety July 6, 2018 The actor who played the criticized and controversial […]

Weekly News Roundup June 11 – 17, 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: Celebrity suicide deaths – preventing contagion – Centre for Suicide Prevention, a branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association June 12, 2018 Responsible media coverage of Spade and Bourdain’s deaths […]

Suicide kills thousands of Canadians each year

Suicide is a major public health crisis. It may come as a surprise that suicide is one of the biggest preventable killers in Canada. Stay tuned for a Fact Sheet expanding on public health promotion and suicide prevention later this year! In the meantime, learn some ways public health policy can reduce suicide with our […]

How many people die by suicide?

The number of people who die by suicide each year in Canada equates to a jumbo jet 747 crashing and killing everyone on board… every single month of the year. If as many people died in plane crashes as they do by suicide, there would be a public uproar. Instead, suicide is swept under the […]