Research Roundup – September 2021

This is a summary of the latest significant Canadian () and international suicide research we collected in the past month: Allen, J., Wexler, L. & Rasmus, S. (2021). Protective factors as a unifying framework for strength-based intervention and culturally responsive American Indian and Alaska Native suicide prevention. Prevention[…]

Updated resource: Indigenous people, trauma and suicide prevention (toolkit)

We’ve updated our toolkit on Indigenous people and trauma.

Historically, suicide was a very rare occurrence among Indigenous peoples, and it was only after contact with Europeans that it became prevalent. Intergenerational trauma is one of the primary colonial effects contributing to the elevated rate of suicide among Indigenous people today.

These[…]

Weekly News Roundup June 14-20, 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:
Indigenous people, trauma, and suicide prevention – Centre for Suicide Prevention
June 21, 2021
Today is Indigenous Peoples Day, and we’ve updated our toolkit[…]

Weekly News Roundup Nov. 16 – 22, 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:
Solemn vigil marks another year of transgender lives lost – The Signal
November 20, 2020
Transgender Day of Remembrance, November 20, is a day to remember transgender people[…]

Weekly News Roundup June 29 – July 5, 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: Fiddler walking from La Ronge to Regina to protest suicide prevention bill rejection – Humboldt Journal
July 6, 2020
Métis fiddler Tristen Durocher is leading a group of protesters[…]

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[…]