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 […]

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 Day – Global Calgary Executive Director Mara Grunau spoke with Global Calgary on Monday […]

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 […]

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. – 4:30 p.m. Calgary, Alberta Register

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 of several happening all […]

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 positive mental health! We have many exciting things going on this […]

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.  We […]

In honour of World Suicide Prevention Day, the Centre for Suicide Prevention, based in Calgary, Alberta, will be hosting three FREE suicide prevention workshops, including our own Straight Talk: Youth Suicide Prevention,  Tattered Teddies: Preventing Suicide in Children workshop along with the safeTALK: suicide awareness workshop. In addition to attending our free workshops, you can […]