Weekly News Roundup September 3 – 9, 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: World Suicide Prevention Day 2018 – Centre for Suicide Prevention September 10, 2018 Today is September 10, World Suicide Prevention Day. This year’s theme, as determined by the International Association for Suicide […]

Weekly News Roundup July 30 – August 6, 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: Featured: Canada Suicide Prevention Service temporarily ceases text and chat help; seeks more funding – IT World Canada August 1, 2018 Centre for Suicide Prevention’s Mara Grunau spoke with […]

Celebrity suicide deaths – preventing “contagion”

By the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Centre for Suicide Prevention In our culture, we are mostly silent about suicide. But when celebrities die by suicide – as Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain did last week, the issue becomes front-page news. Anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide can attest to its utter devastation. […]

Weekly News Roundup Apr 30 – May 6, 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: The coverage of Avicii’s death shows the wrong way to report on suicide – Vox May 5, 2018 (Method warning) This editorial essay discusses the irresponsible reporting of the suicide death […]

Statement re: Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why series

This is a statement regarding the recent Netflix release, 13 Reasons Why, which follows the story of a young girl who dies by suicide. The Centre for Suicide Prevention (CSP) is concerned that the Netflix adaptation of Jay Asher’s 13 Reasons Why novel does not follow the Canadian Association of Suicide Prevention and the American […]