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 […]

CASP Conference 2016

Last week, Centre for Suicide Prevention’s Mara Grunau and Robert Olson attended the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) Conference in Iqaluit, Nunavut. The focus of the conference was Hope, Help and Healing, and we were privileged to present on the work we do in making suicide research accessible to the general public. We had […]

Weekly News Roundup August 21 – 28, 2016

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: This hashtag is prompting men to get real about mental health and suicide – MashableAugust 28, 2016#ItsOkayToTalk is a Twitter and Instagram campaign that calls on men, through the […]

Weekly News Roundup August 14 – 20, 2016

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:  ‘Where do I belong’: How cultural connectedness is essential for mental health – CBCAugust 17, 2016Cultural connectedness was highlighted in a presentation made last week in Charlottetown, PEI, at […]

Weekly News Roundup August 8 – 14, 2016

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:AHS reviewing what led to suicide at Peter Lougheed Centre – CBCAugust 9, 2016CSP’s Mara Grunau spoke to CBC in response to the suicide death of a psychiatric patient […]

Weekly News Roundup August 2 – 7, 2016

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: Woman survives jump from High Level Bridge same day mysterious figures appear climbing suicide barrier – Edmonton JournalAugust 7, 2016Newly installed suicide barriers on the High Level Bridge in […]

Fluevog Shoes Fundraiser

Hello Friends, We would love for you to join us Sept. 15 at the John Fluevog Shoes in Calgary, Alberta! Purchase any regularly priced Fluevog item and half of sales will be donated to the Centre for Suicide Prevention. WHENThursday, 15 September 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (MST) WHEREJohn Fluevog – 207 8 Avenue Southwest, […]

Weekly News Roundup July 25 – August 1, 2016

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:  This is what happened when I set up my own suicide crisis centre – Independent July 28, 2016The manager of a distress centre in Gloucestershire, England, has achieved zero suicide – […]

Weekly News Roundup July 18-24, 2016

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:  Why are doctors plagued by depression and suicide? A crisis comes into focus – STAT July 21, 2016 Annually, approximately 3 entire medical school classes die by suicide in […]

Weekly News Roundup July 10 – 17, 2016

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:  How Pokemon Go can help fight mental illness – CBC July 17, 2016 A new Pokemon game is encouraging its players to get outside to complete the objective of […]