Weekly News Roundup August 11 – 18, 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: Living at an elevated risk – Rocky Mountain OutlookAugust 15, 2019The University of Utah released a study in 2011 that examined the correlation between altitude and suicide rates, suggesting that areas […]

Weekly News Roundup July 8 – 14, 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: ‘I’ll never be the same again’: Sex And The City star Kim Cattrall talks for the first time about the suicide of her beloved brother – and reveals how walking for […]

Weekly News Roundup July 2 – 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: Suicide prevention: can a petition save lives on this bridge? – BBCJuly 5, 2019Many people have died from a bridge in a town in Scotland, so many that the deaths are […]

Weekly News Roundup June 17 – 23, 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: Suicide rate for Native American women is up 139% – USA TodayJune 22, 2019Suicide rates in the US are rising, and have increased 33% since 1999: this is significant. However, Native […]

Weekly News Roundup May 20 – 24, 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: Put down the self-help books. Resilience is not a DIY endeavor – Globe and MailMay 25, 2019An opinion piece by Michael Ungar, a professor of social work at Dalhousie University. He […]

Weekly News Roundup May 13 – 20, 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: Suicide rate for girls has been rising faster than for boys, study finds – NPRMay 17,2019 A recent study published by JAMA Network Open finds that boys still outnumber girls in suicide deaths but […]

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 23 – 28, 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: Mental-health programs tailored for Muslims gain traction in Canada – Globe and Mail April 28, 2019 The Khalil Centre, a non-profit offering counselling and other mental health services, opened in Toronto last […]

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 […]

Weekly News Roundup Feb 11 – 18, 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: Facebook’s suicide prevention tool sparks concern – GlobalFebruary 11, 2019Facebook’s suicide prevention algorithm reads user’s posts and flags them for content that may indicate suicidality, at which point people read the […]