Weekly News Roundup Feb. 8-15, 2021

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:

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Preliminary data shows Alberta’s suicide rates declined in 2020 – EverythingGP
February 15, 2021
Preliminary data from the Medical Examiner’s office in Alberta shows[…]

Weekly News Roundup Nov. 9 – 15, 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:

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U of C introduces new suicide prevention framework to support students – Calgary Herald
November 12, 2020
*Terminology warning – use of commit*[…]

Research Roundup – July 2020

This is a summary of the latest significant Canadian (🇨🇦) and international suicide research we collected in the past month:
 
Opara, I., et al. (2020). Suicide among black children: An integrated model of the interpersonal-psychological theory of suicide and intersectionality theory for researchers and clinicians. Journal of Black Studies. 1-21.

Weekly News Roundup June 22 – 28, 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: New Study Highlights COVID-19 Suicide Risk – Psychology Today
June 27, 2020
A newly released academic paper has highlighted four major risk factors for suicide[…]

Research Roundup – April 2020

This is a summary of the latest significant Canadian (🇨🇦) and international suicide research we collected in the past month:

Beautrais, A. (2020). Stress and suicide in medical students and physicians. The New Zealand Medical Student Journal, 30, 11-14.
Physicians are one of the most at-risk professions for suicide. This paper examines those pervasive[…]

Weekly News Roundup April 6 – 13, 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: Fear and Isolation May Not Actually Bring a Rise in Suicides – Slate
April 13, 2020
In this article, written in response to US President Trump’s assertion that suicide[…]

Research Roundup – January 2020

This is a summary of the latest significant Canadian (🇨🇦) and international suicide research we collected in the past month: Kaufman et al. (2020).Effects of increased minimum wages by unemployment rate on suicide in the USA. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 0, 1-6. DOI: 10.1136/jech-2019-212981
An American study examining the effect of[…]

Weekly News Roundup December 2-8, 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: 
Death at Alberta legislature reignites conversation about provincial suicide rate – Edmonton Star
December 3, 2019
Following the suicide death last Monday on the steps of the Alberta Legislature,[…]

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 – CBC
March 10, 2019
This is an investigative piece by the CBC accompanying a Fifth Estate episode examining the 12 Ontario Provincial Police suicide deaths that[…]

Weekly News Roundup Aug 27 – Sept 3, 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 last week: Edmonton firefighter’s death prompts discussion about PTSD, mental health – Global
September 1, 2018
Marc Renaud, 29, died by suicide last weekend. Renaud was a[…]