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 […]

Weekly News Roundup Jan 14 – 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: Featured: New resource toolkit: Transgender people and suicide – Centre for Suicide PreventionJanuary 21, 2019Transgender people have significantly higher instances of mental illness than the general population. They are also at a […]

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 July 16 – 22, 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: Suicide notes: Canadian researchers look at final words for clues on preventing deaths – Global July 16, 2018 A new study has examined 1,565 suicides in Ontario between 2003 and […]

Weekly News Roundup May 22 – 27, 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: Can a federal bill on suicide prevention save lives in Canada? – CBC  May 22, 2018 Last week, NDP MP Charlie Angus launched a campaign of support for his motion […]

Weekly News Roundup Apr 3 – 8, 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: Province developing youth suicide prevention plan – Calgary Herald April 6, 2018 Alberta’s Children’s Services Ministry is developing a youth suicide prevention plan based on recommendations from a […]

Weekly News Roundup Mar 26 – Apr 2, 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: Study: Homeless vets five times more likely to commit suicide – Yale News April 2, 2018 A newly published study from Yale and the US Department of Veterans Affairs […]

Weekly News Roundup – Aug 14 – 20, 2017

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: Quiet epidemic of suicide claims France’s farmers – New York Times August 20, 2017 France’s public health institute released statistics that show 985 farmers killed themselves between 2007 and 2011 – […]