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 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 suicide death of his little sister, he […]

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 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, not the least of which included […]

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 in students who report having anxiety […]

Trauma and suicide toolkit

Our latest resource is a toolkit about trauma and suicide. This toolkit explains how those who have been impacted by trauma can become at risk for suicide. This toolkit is available now!