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 […]