Weekly News Roundup July 13 – 19, 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: One mental health solution: a kinder, gentler emergency department for people considering suicide – Globe and MailJuly 19, 2020Emergency departments are working to find new ways of treating mental health […]

Research Roundup – February 2020

This is a summary of the latest significant Canadian (🇨🇦) and international suicide research we collected in the past month: Abiragi, M. et al. (2020). Importance and approach to manner of death opinions in opioid-related deaths. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 0, 1-6. DOI.org/10.1111/1556-4029.14266The current opioid epidemic has magnified the issue of ambiguity surrounding a death by […]

Alberta Constituency Training

This past month we were happy to present to representatives from all of the provincial constituency offices across Alberta! Along with our friends at CMHA Calgary, we talked about how to help a constituent who has a mental health concern. Active listening, empathy, and appropriate ‘next steps’ were highlighted.  Mara Grunau, Centre for Suicide Prevention and […]

Become a Trainer in 2016!

Do you have a passion for mental health and suicide prevention? Become a Trainer! As a Trainer, you can empower others to help someone who may be suicidal, and in 2016, we have several opportunities for you to become a Trainer and share your passion with others.  safeTALK Training for Trainers  June 6 – 7, […]

VOTE for CSP’s Walk With Me Workshop

MNP has given people the opportunity to submit original ideas for Aboriginal Health Initiatives. CSP’s idea was chosen as a finalist to win the People’s Choice – $5000!  Our idea is to take our Walk With Me: Aboriginal Suicide Bereavement Workshop, and host a Training for Trainers session. Currently, we only have one Trainer who […]

Congratulations to our first group of Little Cub Trainers! This is a new workshop that talks about suicide in Aboriginal children, developed by CSP associates Suzanne McLeod, BA, MA, PhD Candidate and Andrea Ingstrup, RN, MN. From left: Liane Mercredi, Telly Hunt, and Carla Cochrane.