Weekly News Roundup May 19 – 24, 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:

The life-saving lesson suicidal people can teach a world in pandemic – USA Today
May 23, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to negative mental health outcomes for some, and[…]

Weekly News Roundup April 27 – May 3, 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:
Hope, belonging, meaning and purpose – Centre for Suicide Prevention
May 4, 2020
We are hearing a lot about mental health promotion these days. Self-care, reaching out to others,[…]

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 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 Citizen
February 29, 2020
Zachary Kaminsky, suicide prevention researcher at The Royal’s[…]

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 Online
February 21, 2020
A new report from[…]

Weekly News Roundup February 10 – 17, 2020

‘Unaddressed for years’: Study shows nurses at greater risk of suicide – Safety + Health Magazine 
February 17, 2020
UC San Diego Health has released a study analyzing data from the National Violent Death Reporting System in the US and found that both male and female nurses have a much[…]

Suicide prevention in Alberta’s post-secondary education programs

As a helping profession, teachers play a pivotal role in the lives of children and youth. When it comes to mental health and suicide prevention, we also know that early intervention is key… but how do teachers entering the profession know to identify possible warning signs  – and connect vulnerable students to the help and[…]

Weekly News Roundup January 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: Billie Eilish Opens Up About Suicidal Ideation and Self-Harm – Teen Vogue
January 25, 2020
*Method and Trigger Warning* In an interview with

Weekly News Roundup January 13 – 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: Did ’13 Reasons Why’ lead to a spike in adolescent suicides? Researchers are divided – CNN
January 18, 2020
A new study looking at whether[…]

Weekly News Roundup January 6 – 13, 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: Mental health advocate wants you to know how to survive suicidal sadness – CBC
January 12, 2020
As a mental health advocate and someone who has[…]