Weekly News Roundup – Dec 4 – 10, 2017

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: I’m a doctor, and in October I tried to kill myself. I ended up as a patient on the very hospital wards I work on – Independent December 9, 2017 In […]

Weekly News Roundup – Nov. 6-13, 2017

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: Winnipeg teen who spoke out about depression, suicide says it helped her and others – CBC November 13, 2017 Lexi Howika, 17, spoke out about her struggles with depression […]

Weekly News Roundup – Oct 10 – 15, 2017

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: In suicide attempt calls, police can be difference between life and death – Toronto Star October 13, 2017 Police in the Greater Toronto Area respond to thousands of suicide attempt calls […]

Weekly News Roundup – Oct 2 – 9, 2017

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: Family of Attawapiskat teen who killed herself calls for coroner’s inquest – CBC October 9, 2017 Sheridan Hookimaw, 13, died by suicide two years ago in the northern Ontario community of […]

Weekly News Roundup – Sept 18-24, 2017

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: First Nations group seeks solutions for high youth suicide rates in Saskatchewan – Saskatoon Star Phoenix September 22, 2017 The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) was directed to make suicide […]

Weekly News Roundup – Aug 28 – Sept 4, 2017

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: BC’s wildfires spark mental health concern for firefighters: chief – CBC September 4, 2017 The fire chief for 150 Mile House in BC, Stan McCarthy, is concerned about the long-term effects […]

Weekly News Roundup – Aug 21 – 27, 2017

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: ‘It’s such a lonely loss’: Northern Sask. families affected by suicide call for more open discussion – CBC August 26, 2017 A group of families from northern Saskatchewan who have been […]

Weekly News Roundup – Aug 7 – 13, 2017

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: Reducing the incidence of suicide on transit rail systems – Urban Mobility Forum Summer Edition This feature talks about our partnership with Calgary Transit, Distress Centre Calgary and LivingWorks Education […]

Weekly News Roundup – July 31 – Aug 6, 2017

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: Oil, heartbreak, and manhood: Behind the mental heath crisis of Alberta’s oil workers – BuzzFeed August 2, 2017 This article provides an in-depth look at the mental health […]

Weekly News Roundup – July 17-23, 2017

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: Linkin Park US tour cancelled after suicide of Chester Bennington – Reuters July 20, 2017 Chester Bennington, 41, lead singer of rock band Linkin Park, died by suicide last week. Bennington […]