Weekly News Roundup Sept 14-19, 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:

Preventing physician suicide – American Medical Association
September 17, 2021
Physicians are at higher risk for suicide and thoughts of suicide than those in the[…]

Research Roundup – November 2020

This is a summary of the latest significant Canadian () and international suicide research we collected in the past month: 🇨🇦 Tsai, M., et al. (2020, September 8). Examining the Three-Step Theory (3ST) of suicide in a prospective study of adult psychiatric inpatients. Behavior Therapy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beth.2020.08.007
The Three Step[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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
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This editorial essay discusses[…]

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[…]