Weekly News Roundup April 14 – 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: Featured: 
Suicide-related distress calls increasing in Calgary – 660 City News
April 19, 2020
In April, Distress Centre Calgary received 20% more distress calls than it did in January. “The[…]

Research Roundup – March 2020

This is a summary of the latest significant Canadian (🇨🇦) and international suicide research we collected in the past month: Special Research The following two articles do not address suicide or suicidal behaviours directly, but they do examine psychological adversities encountered as a result of epidemic outbreaks (this is timely research considering our current[…]

Weekly News Roundup Mar 25 – 31, 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: Media contagion of suicide is real. Here’s how to fix it. – Salon
March 30, 2019
This article explores the phenomenon of suicide contagion as it relates to the[…]

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 – Global
February 11, 2019
Facebook’s suicide prevention algorithm reads user’s posts and flags them for content that may indicate suicidality, at which[…]

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 Prevention
January 21, 2019
Transgender people have significantly higher instances of mental illness than the general population. They[…]

Weekly News Roundup August 13 – 19, 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: Opinion: Advice I never wanted to give – New York Times
August 18, 2018
In this opinion article, comedian Adam Cayton-Holland discusses how, after the[…]

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[…]

Weekly News Roundup Apr 9 – 15, 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: Former NHL goalie shares struggles with mental illness, addiction – CBC
April 14, 2018
Clint Malarchuk, former NHL goalie, has experienced physical and mental trauma,[…]

Trauma and suicide in children toolkit

This toolkit focuses specifically on how trauma affects the population of children and adolescents. Unresolved trauma in childhood is linked to an increased risk of suicide ideation and if unaddressed, can escalate with age. This toolkit is available now!

Weekly News Roundup – Feb. 27 – Mar. 5, 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: University of Guelph seeks to reduce mental-health stigma – Globe and Mail
Mar. 4, 2017
The University of Guelph in Ontario has seen a rise[…]