Weekly news roundup September 9 – 15, 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: High suicide rates for Indigenous youths sparks action from Alberta government – Calgary HeraldSeptember 10, 2019The government of Alberta has launched graphic novels for First Nations and Metis youth as part […]

Weekly News Roundup July 2 – 7, 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: Suicide prevention: can a petition save lives on this bridge? – BBCJuly 5, 2019Many people have died from a bridge in a town in Scotland, so many that the deaths are […]

Weekly News Roundup Mar 4 – 10, 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: Officer down – CBCMarch 10, 2019This is an investigative piece by the CBC accompanying a Fifth Estate episode examining the 12 Ontario Provincial Police suicide deaths that have taken place since […]

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 Dec 18, 2018 – Jan 7, 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 in the last few weeks: Featured: Centre for Suicide Prevention: Giving frontline workers the skills to help others in distress – Calgary Herald December 24, 2018 Centre for Suicide Prevention (CSP) is one of […]

Weekly News Roundup December 10-17, 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: MAiD Legislation in Canada – Centre for Suicide Prevention and Canadian Mental Health Association December 17, 2018 On December 12, the Canadian Council of the Academies (CCA) released their report […]

Weekly News Roundup November 19 – 25, 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: ’13 Reasons Why’ impacts teens – CityTV Edmonton A new study released last week surveyed teens, asking if they felt an increase in suicidal thoughts after watching the Netflix show 13 Reasons Why. Especially […]

Weekly News Roundup November 13 – 18, 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: Here’s how to better support people who are suicidal – Mashable November 17, 2018 This article, written by Chirlane McCray, who is the “first lady of New York City” […]

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 May 14-22, 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: Suicide rates for black children twice that of white children, new data show – Washington Post May 21, 2018 A new study published in JAMA Pediatrics has found that, […]