Weekly News Roundup October 9 – 14, 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: When you grow up surrounded by suicide, it seems normal. How do you heal a ‘broken spirit’? – Toronto Star October 13, 2018 Indigenous suicide, like all suicide, is complex. […]

Weekly News Roundup September 10 – 16, 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: More than 5,800 youth suicides across Canada signals mental health ‘crisis’ – The Star September 14, 2018 Data compiled by a Toronto Star/Ryerson School of Journalism investigation has found that over […]

Weekly News Roundup September 3 – 9, 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: World Suicide Prevention Day 2018 – Centre for Suicide Prevention September 10, 2018 Today is September 10, World Suicide Prevention Day. This year’s theme, as determined by the International Association for Suicide […]

Weekly News Roundup Dec 18, 2017 – Jan 1, 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 in these past few weeks: History of suicide attempt linked to shorter life expectancy – Medscape  December 28, 2017 Researchers in Sweden analyzed a database that spanned 40 years of information of 195,000 […]

Weekly News Roundup – Dec 4 – 10, 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: I’m a doctor, and in October I tried to kill myself. I ended up as a patient on the very hospital wards I work on – Independent December 9, 2017 In […]

Weekly News Roundup – Nov 14 – 19, 2017

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: New Resource: Fact sheets about suicide – Centre for Suicide Prevention November 20, 2017 We’re excited to announce the release of three new suicide fact sheets: Bullying and suicide, Injury […]

Weekly News Roundup – Sept 18-24, 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: First Nations group seeks solutions for high youth suicide rates in Saskatchewan – Saskatoon Star Phoenix September 22, 2017 The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) was directed to make suicide […]

Weekly News Roundup – Aug 28 – Sept 4, 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: BC’s wildfires spark mental health concern for firefighters: chief – CBC September 4, 2017 The fire chief for 150 Mile House in BC, Stan McCarthy, is concerned about the long-term effects […]