Weekly news roundup September 9 – 15, 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: High suicide rates for Indigenous youths sparks action from Alberta government – Calgary HeraldSeptember 10, 2019The government of Alberta has launched graphic novels for First Nations and Metis youth as part […]

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 Feb 24 – Mar 3, 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: How many people are affected by one suicide? – Centre for Suicide PreventionFebruary 28, 2019It has long been thought that 6 people are affected by one suicide, but new research shows […]

How many people are affected by one suicide?

For decades researchers asserted that six people are greatly affected by each suicide death. This statistic can be traced back to the pioneering suicidologist Edwin Shneidman. In the early 1970s, he based this figure on the average size of an immediate family. The figure was never scientifically tested but has persisted as the go-to number […]

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.┬áHere’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 […]