Weekly News Roundup Aug 9 – 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: Lil Wayne Opens Up About Mental Health, Childhood Suicide Attempt – ComplexAugust 15, 2021**Method warning** Rapper Lil Wayne has opened up about his mental health in the past, and in […]

Weekly News Roundup Apr 12-18, 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: Featured:Study: International suicide rates did not rise during pandemic – Global NationalApril 13, 2021A new study reports that global suicide rates did not increase in the early part of the […]

Weekly News Roundup March 15-21, 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: Yukon’s new gender-affirming care policy is most comprehensive in Canada, experts say – CBCMarch 18, 2021The Yukon has developed a new gender-affirming care policy that has expanded health-care coverage to […]

Weekly News Roundup Jan. 25-31, 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: Teen suicide prevention during COVID-19: How parents and kids can have honest and safe conversations – ConversationJanuary 31, 2021Suicide is the second leading cause of death for adolescents and children […]

Weekly News Roundup Jan. 4 – 10, 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: Featured:When kids are in crisis, how can we help them? – Broadview MagazineJanuary 5, 2021*Content and method warning* This article discusses suicide in children, which is rare but likely also […]

Weekly News Roundup September 15 – 20, 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: On National Physician Suicide Awareness Day, A Story Of Survival – ForbesSeptember 17, 2020National Physician Suicide Awareness Day took place in the US on Sept. 17. 300-400 physicians in the US […]

Research Roundup – April 2020

This is a summary of the latest significant Canadian (ūüá®ūüá¶) 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 risks in the […]

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 – GlobalJanuary 31, 2020Clint Malarchuk, who attempted suicide after struggling with PTSD following a traumatic injury sustained while in the NHL, […]

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 – CTVNovember 15, 2019Franc Petan, 56, died by suicide on September 19, […]

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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs Sip of Hope – a cafe where it‚Äôs OK not to be OK – Al Jazeera October 9, 2018 The first mental health cafe,¬†run by Hope for Today, a nonprofit […]

Weekly News Roundup September 17 – 23, 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: Why Do People Kill Themselves? – Scientific American October 2018 About one person dies by suicide every 40 seconds globally, and suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the […]

Weekly News Roundup June 25 – July 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: Fighting suicide and amplifying hope with the Centre for Suicide Prevention – SOS Safety Magazine June 27, 2018 Centre for Suicide Prevention spoke with SOS Safety Magazine about the work […]

Weekly News Roundup June 18 – 24, 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: Anderson Cooper: Thirty years after my brother’s death, I still ask why – CNN June 24, 2018 Anderson Cooper lost his brother, Carter, to suicide almost 30 years ago. “That is […]

Weekly News Roundup June 4 – 10, 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: Featured: Seeing the signs: Understanding and preventing suicide – Global June 10, 2018 Mara Grunau was on Global Calgary Sunday morning talking about the recent suicide deaths of Kate […]