Weekly News Roundup Apr 30 – May 6, 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: The coverage of Avicii’s death shows the wrong way to report on suicide – Vox May 5, 2018 (Method warning) This editorial essay discusses the irresponsible reporting of the suicide death […]

Weekly News Roundup Mar 5 – 11, 2018

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: Suicides, drug addiction and high school football – New York Times March 11, 2018 This article chronicles the many suicides in a small town, Madison, in Indiana. The county […]

Weekly News Roundup Feb 5-11, 2018

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: More religious leaders challenge silence, isolation surrounding suicide – NPR February 11, 2018 Religious leaders have been ill-prepared and reluctant to speak about suicide with their congregants, but now […]

Weekly News Roundup Feb. 5 – 9, 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: Miss Teenage Ontario puts focus on youth suicide – Brantford Expositor January 29, 2018 Aleria Mackay, 18, is the newly declared Miss Teenage Ontario for 2018. She is also the first Indigenous winner […]

Weekly News Roundup Jan 29 – Feb 4, 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: Golden Gate Bridge reports spike in suicide deterrence – The Mercury News January 22, 2018 The Golden Gate Bridge patrol team has reported an increase in successful interventions in 2017 compared […]

Weekly News Roundup Jan 8-14, 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: ‘We are dying’: Maskwacis community members overwhelmed by suicides – CBC January 14, 2018 The First Nations community of Maskwacis in Alberta (pop. 17,000) has had 14 suicide deaths since December […]

Suicide kills thousands of Canadians each year

Suicide is a major public health crisis. It may come as a surprise that suicide is one of the biggest preventable killers in Canada. Stay tuned for a Fact Sheet expanding on public health promotion and suicide prevention later this year! In the meantime, learn some ways public health policy can reduce suicide with our […]

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 […]