Weekly News Roundup April 1-7, 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 last week: We Need to Change How We Talk About Suicide – OUTApril 4, 2019This article, written by the TREVOR Project, a LGBTQ+ suicide prevention and intervention organization, talks about how we can […]

Weekly News Roundup Mar 4 – 10, 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: Officer down – CBCMarch 10, 2019This is an investigative piece by the CBC accompanying a Fifth Estate episode examining the 12 Ontario Provincial Police suicide deaths that have taken place since […]

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 Feb 11 – 18, 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: Facebook’s suicide prevention tool sparks concern – GlobalFebruary 11, 2019Facebook’s suicide prevention algorithm reads user’s posts and flags them for content that may indicate suicidality, at which point people read the […]

Weekly News Roundup Jan 28 – Feb 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: ‘I couldn’t believe it’: University of Alberta evicted student after attempt to kill himself – CBCJanuary 29, 2019In 2016, a University of Alberta student who struggled with suicidality was evicted from […]

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 […]

Transgender people and suicide toolkit

Our newest resource toolkit provides information on: the prevalence of suicide in transgender people, why they’re at risk, what warning signs they may exhibit, and how we can work to prevent suicide in the transgender population. This toolkit is available now on our website or as a direct PDF download. Transgender people have significantly higher instances of […]

Weekly News Roundup Jan 7 – 14, 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: Featured: Job-related deaths in Canada dramatically under-reported: study – CBC January 11, 2019 New research has been released to suggest that the number of deaths directly related to the […]

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 […]

Run for Life 2018

CSP hosted our first annual Run for Life on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018! Participants walked or ran into the sunrise with us, from darkness into light, to remember loved ones and to raise awareness for suicide prevention. We had over 260 participants who raised over $21,000, and 50 amazing volunteers. Thank you to everyone who […]