Weekly News Roundup Jan 14 – 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: Featured: New resource toolkit: Transgender people and suicide – Centre for Suicide PreventionJanuary 21, 2019Transgender people have significantly higher instances of mental illness than the general population. They are also at a […]

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 July 16 – 22, 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: Suicide notes: Canadian researchers look at final words for clues on preventing deaths – Global July 16, 2018 A new study has examined 1,565 suicides in Ontario between 2003 and […]

Weekly News Roundup June 18 – 24, 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: Anderson Cooper: Thirty years after my brother’s death, I still ask why – CNN June 24, 2018 Anderson Cooper lost his brother, Carter, to suicide almost 30 years ago. “That is […]

Weekly News Roundup Apr 30 – May 6, 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: The coverage of Avicii’s death shows the wrong way to report on suicide – Vox May 5, 2018 (Method warning) This editorial essay discusses the irresponsible reporting of the suicide death […]

Weekly News Roundup Feb 12-18, 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: Yellowknife teen aims to connect youth with mental-health resources – CBC February 18, 2018 Devon Hodder, a Yellowknife high school student, started “Northern Minds,” a group that connects young people over […]

Mental Health Week 2017

It’s CMHA Mental Health Week 2017, and this year we’ll be focusing on busting some myths around suicide. Myths are dangerous because they create stigma and can spread dangerous misinformation about any topic, but especially suicide. Our mission for #MHWeek17 is to educate people about the facts so we can demystify this sometimes difficult to […]

Strength in Unity Summit

This past Saturday, March 18, 2017, Robert Olson from Centre for Suicide Prevention attended the Strength in Unity Summit at the University of Calgary, hosted by the Faculty of Social Work. The Summit was a discussion of the findings of Strength In Unity: Men Speaking Out Against Stigma, a research intervention that mobilized men in Asian […]

Special Feature: What’s Up with Canada’s Game?

We have released a new special feature: What’s Up With Canada’s Game: Exploring mental illness in hockey. This special feature examines the growing  importance of men’s mental health issues in recent National Hockey League memoirs.

CSP Responds to Amazon ‘suicide shirts’

Recently, a Calgary teen has brought it to the attention of the public that online retail company Amazon has been selling inappropriate and insensitive t-shirts that “poke fun” of people with mental illness and suicidal ideation.  CSP has written a response to the story: “We agree with Maggie Harder that these t-shirts are disrespectful to those with […]