Weekly news roundup September 9 – 15, 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: High suicide rates for Indigenous youths sparks action from Alberta government – Calgary HeraldSeptember 10, 2019The government of Alberta has launched graphic novels for First Nations and Metis youth as part […]

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 April 1-7, 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: We Need to Change How We Talk About Suicide – OUTApril 4, 2019This article, written by the TREVOR Project, a LGBTQ+ suicide prevention and intervention organization, talks about how we can […]

Weekly News Roundup March 11 – 17, 2019

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: Calgary Herald Christmas Fund 2018 campaign raises close to $750,000 – Calgary Herald March 15, 2019We were honoured by the Calgary Herald this year by being one of the twelve […]

Weekly News Roundup Feb 24 – Mar 3, 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: How many people are affected by one suicide? – Centre for Suicide PreventionFebruary 28, 2019It has long been thought that 6 people are affected by one suicide, but new research shows […]

How many people are affected by one suicide?

For decades researchers asserted that six people are greatly affected by each suicide death. This statistic can be traced back to the pioneering suicidologist Edwin Shneidman. In the early 1970s, he based this figure on the average size of an immediate family. The figure was never scientifically tested but has persisted as the go-to number […]

Weekly News Roundup Dec 18, 2018 – Jan 7, 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 in the last few weeks: Featured: Centre for Suicide Prevention: Giving frontline workers the skills to help others in distress – Calgary Herald December 24, 2018 Centre for Suicide Prevention (CSP) is one of […]

Weekly News Roundup Nov 26 – Dec 2, 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: Featured: Christmas Fund: Centre for Suicide Prevention aims to help men help a buddy – Calgary Herald November 28, 2018 Centre for Suicide Prevention hopes to bring suicide prevention and awareness […]

Weekly News Roundup November 13 – 18, 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: Here’s how to better support people who are suicidal – Mashable November 17, 2018 This article, written by Chirlane McCray, who is the “first lady of New York City” […]

Weekly News Roundup October 1 – 8, 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: Chicago’s Sip of Hope – a cafe where it’s OK not to be OK – Al Jazeera October 9, 2018 The first mental health cafe, run by Hope for Today, a nonprofit […]