Weekly News Roundup June 17 – 23, 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 Native American women is up 139% – USA TodayJune 22, 2019Suicide rates in the US are rising, and have increased 33% since 1999: this is significant. However, Native […]

Weekly News Roundup May 6 – 12, 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: From youth in segregation to first-time home buyers: Six data gaps Globe readers have encountered – Globe and MailMay 6, 2019There are gaps in data collection that affect suicide and its […]

Weekly News Roundup April 15 – 22, 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:  Suicide policies in Canada and beyond: What’s working and what needs to change – Ottawa Citizen April 18, 2019 This article explores how suicide can be reduced through the implementation […]

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 – Aug 28 – Sept 4, 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: BC’s wildfires spark mental health concern for firefighters: chief – CBC September 4, 2017 The fire chief for 150 Mile House in BC, Stan McCarthy, is concerned about the long-term effects […]

Weekly News Roundup – Mar. 5 – 12, 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: More federal money for mental health and home care – Alberta Government Mar. 10, 2017 The Alberta Government has signed a 10-year deal with the federal government that will result in […]

How many people die by suicide?

The number of people who die by suicide each year in Canada equates to a jumbo jet 747 crashing and killing everyone on board… every single month of the year. If as many people died in plane crashes as they do by suicide, there would be a public uproar. Instead, suicide is swept under the […]