Research Roundup – April 2020

This is a summary of the latest significant Canadian (­čçĘ­čçŽ) 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 January 27 – February 2, 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: Ex-NHLer Clint Malarchuk talks suicide survival, mental health in Regina – Global
January 31, 2020
Clint Malarchuk, who attempted suicide after struggling with PTSD following a traumatic injury sustained[…]

Weekly News Roundup November 13 – 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: Leafs forward Nic Petan and his family open up about the loss of his father to suicide – CTV
November 15, 2019
Franc Petan, 56, died[…]

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 Herald
September 10, 2019
The government of Alberta has launched graphic novels for First Nations[…]

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 Mail
May 6, 2019
There are gaps in data collection that[…]

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 – OUT
April 4, 2019
This article, written by the TREVOR Project, a LGBTQ+ suicide prevention and intervention organization, talks[…]

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, 2019
We were honoured by the Calgary Herald this year by[…]

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 Prevention
February 28, 2019
It has long been thought that 6 people are affected by one suicide,[…]

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.┬áHere’s what we found in the last few weeks: Featured:
Centre for Suicide Prevention: Giving frontline workers the skills to help others in distress┬á– Calgary Herald
December 24, 2018
Centre[…]