Suicide reporting and statistics

This blog is a summary of our newly released article The accuracy and reliability of suicide statistics: Why it matters. Suicide reporting is complicated. Unlike with other deaths, suicide can be difficult to determine, as it may not be known whether the person had the intent to die. A death is only ever determined as […]

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 Dec 18, 2017 – Jan 1, 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 in these past few weeks: History of suicide attempt linked to shorter life expectancy – Medscape¬† December 28, 2017 Researchers in Sweden analyzed a database that spanned 40 years of information of 195,000 […]