Research Roundup – June 2020

This is a summary of the latest significant Canadian (🇨🇦) and international suicide research we collected in the past month: Kennedy, A., Brumby, S., Versace, V. & Brumby-Rendell, T. (2020). The ripple effect: A digital intervention to reduce suicide stigma among farming men. BMC Public Health. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-08954-5
Farmers are considered at an-risk occupational group for[…]

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 April 20-26, 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:
‘Heartbreaking’: Suicide rates expected to rise as COVID-19 grinds on – Calgary Herald
April 25, 2020
The psychological impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, such as unprecedented levels of unemployment,[…]

Weekly News Roundup April 14 – 19, 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: 
Suicide-related distress calls increasing in Calgary – 660 City News
April 19, 2020
In April, Distress Centre Calgary received 20% more distress calls than it did in January. “The[…]

Weekly News Roundup April 6 – 13, 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: Fear and Isolation May Not Actually Bring a Rise in Suicides – Slate
April 13, 2020
In this article, written in response to US President Trump’s assertion that suicide[…]

Weekly News Roundup March 30 – April 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: ‘Be gentle with yourself’: Mental health phone lines see increase in calls – CBC
April 5, 2020
The Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC has seen a[…]

Weekly News Roundup March 22 – 29, 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: 
Discussing Mental Health in Agriculture – Ag Thoughts with Emmett
March 24, 2020
Centre for Suicide Prevention’s Robert Olson spoke with Emmett Sawyer, a youth advocate for agriculture, about[…]