Weekly News Roundup May 3 – 9, 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:

Mother speaks out against suicide forum after son’s death – BBC
May 8, 2021
Luke O’Hara died by suicide in February, and his mother, Julia[…]

Weekly News Roundup Feb. 8-15, 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:

Featured:
Preliminary data shows Alberta’s suicide rates declined in 2020 – EverythingGP
February 15, 2021
Preliminary data from the Medical Examiner’s office in Alberta shows[…]

Weekly News Roundup Jan. 4 – 10, 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:

Featured:
When kids are in crisis, how can we help them? – Broadview Magazine
January 5, 2021
*Content and method warning* This article discusses suicide in children, which[…]

Weekly News Roundup September 21 – 27, 2020

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:
Run For Life In Support Of Suicide Prevention Ready to Go – Okotoks Online
September 25, 2020
This past weekend, Centre for Suicide[…]

Weekly News Roundup August 10 – 16, 2020

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: Cuthand: Solution to suicide crisis needs to come from Indigenous community – The Star Phoenix
August 15, 2020
The rate of suicide among Indigenous people in Saskatchewan is three[…]

Weekly News Roundup July 27 – August 2, 2020

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:
A pharmacy professional’s role in suicide prevention – Alberta College of Pharmacy
July 22, 2020
Everyone has a role to play in preventing[…]

Weekly News Roundup June 29 – July 5, 2020

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: Fiddler walking from La Ronge to Regina to protest suicide prevention bill rejection – Humboldt Journal
July 6, 2020
Métis fiddler Tristen Durocher is leading a group of protesters[…]

Weekly News Roundup June 22 – 28, 2020

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: New Study Highlights COVID-19 Suicide Risk – Psychology Today
June 27, 2020
A newly released academic paper has highlighted four major risk factors for suicide[…]

Weekly News Roundup June 15 – 21, 2020

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: As suicide, addiction death projections soar amid COVID-19, treatment centers struggle to stay alive too – USA Today
June 21, 2020
Mental health and substance abuse groups in the[…]

Weekly News Roundup June 8 – 14, 2020

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:
‘Breaking the Silence’ walk and run goes virtual, province-wide – RD News Now
June 12, 2020
Centre for Suicide Prevention is one of two Calgary charities, alongside[…]