Weekly News Roundup September 15 – 20, 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:

On National Physician Suicide Awareness Day, A Story Of Survival – Forbes
September 17, 2020
National Physician Suicide Awareness Day took place in the[…]

Weekly News Roundup September 8 – 14, 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:
Life, death and being a man in Medicine Hat – CBC News
September 10, 2020
Brandon Niwa, 37, is one of the first of several men that Medicine Hat[…]

World Suicide Prevention Day 2020

This year’s World Suicide Prevention Day theme, The First Nations Mental Wellness Continuum, a framework developed by Thunderbird Partnership Foundation with Indigenous and non-Indigenous partners including Health Canada, which describes and explains these four aspects in action, and how aligning them brings wholeness. This is also the theme of[…]

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 Herald
September 10, 2019
The government of Alberta has launched graphic novels for First Nations[…]

News Roundup: World Suicide Prevention Day edition

As subject matter experts, we at the Centre for Suicide Prevention are often called upon to speak with the media about suicide and its prevention. Here’s who we spoke with yesterday, World Suicide Prevention Day: September 10th is World Suicide Prevention[…]

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[…]

Free workshops for World Suicide Prevention Day

In honour of World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10, we’re hosting two free workshops this year! safeTALK: suicide alertness for everyone
September 12, 2018
1 – 4:30 p.m.
Calgary, Alberta
Register suicide to Hope: a recovery and growth workshop (for clinicians)
September 13, 2018
8:30 a.m.[…]

Roundup – World Suicide Prevention Week 2017

September 10-17, 2017 was World Suicide Prevention Week! Our theme was Connection. Here’s a roundup of our activities last week: Sunday, September 10 8-9 pm
Mysterious Barricades Concert
University of Calgary, Rozsa Centre
Calgary, Alberta Mara Grunau, Executive Director, spoke at the Calgary concert at the University of Calgary which was one[…]

World Suicide Prevention Day is Coming Soon!

September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day! This year our
theme is Passport for Living (#Passport4L). CSP’s Passport for Living
illustrates healthy travelling through life. Taking care of ourselves and
building personal resiliency are key to suicide prevention, and everyday
activities can contribute to[…]

The theme of World Suicide Prevention Day is connectedness. CSP wants to build connectedness through play this year by having a Lego Building Contest! If your organization is interested in participating, reply to this email with an image of a Lego structure you built together! We will post all entries to the gallery on our website.