Weekly News Roundup March 2-8, 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: How managers can help employees with mental health issues – CNNMarch 6, 2020Managers have a role to play in preventing suicide and promoting mental health. They are in the position to […]

Research Roundup – February 2020

This is a summary of the latest significant Canadian (🇨🇦) and international suicide research we collected in the past month: Abiragi, M. et al. (2020). Importance and approach to manner of death opinions in opioid-related deaths. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 0, 1-6. DOI.org/10.1111/1556-4029.14266The current opioid epidemic has magnified the issue of ambiguity surrounding a death by […]

Weekly News Roundup February 24 – March 1, 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: Build it and you can use it to prevent suicide, researcher says – Ottawa CitizenFebruary 29, 2020Zachary Kaminsky, suicide prevention researcher at The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research […]

Weekly News Roundup February 18 – 23, 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: Worker Fatalities Rates Decline, but Worker Suicide Rates Increase – Occupational Health and Safety OnlineFebruary 21, 2020A new report from the American Bureau of Labour Statistics has found that […]

Weekly News Roundup September 24 – 29, 2019

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: Advocates raise alarm about suicide and the economy – CBCSeptember 27, 2019The University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy has released a new analysis of data that looked at suicide statistics […]

Weekly News Roundup July 15 – 19, 2019

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: Yes, Canada should ban conversion therapy – Globe and Mail July 19, 2019An opinion piece by sexual and gender minority studies expert Kristopher Wells, who discusses the pernicious effects […]

Weekly News Roundup July 8 – 14, 2019

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’ll never be the same again’: Sex And The City star Kim Cattrall talks for the first time about the suicide of her beloved brother – and reveals how walking for […]

Weekly News Roundup May 13 – 20, 2019

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 rate for girls has been rising faster than for boys, study finds – NPRMay 17,2019 A recent study published by JAMA Network Open finds that boys still outnumber girls in suicide deaths but […]

Weekly News Roundup Dec 18, 2018 – Jan 7, 2019

Every day we scan news headlines and social media for items of interest to the field of suicide prevention. Here’s what we found in the last few weeks: Featured: Centre for Suicide Prevention: Giving frontline workers the skills to help others in distress – Calgary Herald December 24, 2018 Centre for Suicide Prevention (CSP) is one of […]

Weekly News Roundup May 7-13, 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: How to maintain mental health – Centre for Suicide Prevention Last week was CMHA’s Mental Health Week, and the theme this year was about acknowledging that we all have mental […]