Weekly News Roundup September 24 – 30, 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: Gisele Bündchen says she contemplated suicide at the height of her modelling career– The Independent September 28, 2018 Gisele Bündchen, supermodel, wrote in her new memoir that she experienced thoughts of […]

Weekly News Roundup Aug 27 – Sept 3, 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: Edmonton firefighter’s death prompts discussion about PTSD, mental health – Global September 1, 2018 Marc Renaud, 29, died by suicide last weekend. Renaud was a firefighter for the Edmonton Fire Rescue […]

Weekly News Roundup August 13 – 19, 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: Opinion: Advice I never wanted to give – New York Times August 18, 2018 In this opinion article, comedian Adam Cayton-Holland discusses how, after the suicide death of his little sister, he […]

Weekly News Roundup May 22 – 27, 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: Can a federal bill on suicide prevention save lives in Canada? – CBC  May 22, 2018 Last week, NDP MP Charlie Angus launched a campaign of support for his motion […]

Weekly News Roundup May 14-22, 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: Suicide rates for black children twice that of white children, new data show – Washington Post May 21, 2018 A new study published in JAMA Pediatrics has found that, […]

Weekly News Roundup Feb 5-11, 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: More religious leaders challenge silence, isolation surrounding suicide – NPR February 11, 2018 Religious leaders have been ill-prepared and reluctant to speak about suicide with their congregants, but now […]

Weekly News Roundup – Dec 4 – 10, 2017

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: I’m a doctor, and in October I tried to kill myself. I ended up as a patient on the very hospital wards I work on – Independent December 9, 2017 In […]

Weekly News Roundup – Oct 2 – 9, 2017

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: Family of Attawapiskat teen who killed herself calls for coroner’s inquest – CBC October 9, 2017 Sheridan Hookimaw, 13, died by suicide two years ago in the northern Ontario community of […]

Weekly News Roundup – Sept 25 – Oct 1, 2017

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 media’s role in suicide clusters – Advocate September 29, 2017 This opinion article examines the media’s role in suicide clusters. The article argues that the media can oversimplify suicide, citing […]

Weekly News Roundup – Sept 18-24, 2017

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 group seeks solutions for high youth suicide rates in Saskatchewan – Saskatoon Star Phoenix September 22, 2017 The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) was directed to make suicide […]