Research Roundup – August 2020

This is a summary of the latest significant Canadian () and international suicide research we collected in the past month: 🇨🇦 Oliffe, J., et al. (2020). Help-seeking prior to male suicide: Bereaved men perspectives. Social Science & Medicine. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.113173
This Canadian study examines the help-seeking behaviours[…]

Weekly News Roundup August 25 – 31, 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: Buddy Up for the month of September – Centre for Suicide Prevention
August 31, 2020
Throughout the month of September, Centre for Suicide[…]

Research Roundup – May 2020

This is a summary of the latest significant Canadian (🇨🇦) and international suicide research we collected in the past month:

Ralfman, et al. (2020). Suicide fatalities in the US compared to Canada: Potential suicides averted with lower firearm ownership in the US. PLOS One. 15(4): e0232252. DOI: doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0232252
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Weekly News Roundup May 19 – 24, 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:

The life-saving lesson suicidal people can teach a world in pandemic – USA Today
May 23, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to negative mental health outcomes for some, and[…]

Weekly News Roundup April 20-26, 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:
‘Heartbreaking’: Suicide rates expected to rise as COVID-19 grinds on – Calgary Herald
April 25, 2020
The psychological impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, such as unprecedented levels of unemployment,[…]

Weekly News Roundup March 2-8, 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: How managers can help employees with mental health issues – CNN
March 6, 2020
Managers have a role to play in preventing suicide and promoting mental health. They are[…]

Weekly News Roundup January 6 – 13, 2020

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: Mental health advocate wants you to know how to survive suicidal sadness – CBC
January 12, 2020
As a mental health advocate and someone who has[…]

Weekly News Roundup December 2-8, 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: 
Death at Alberta legislature reignites conversation about provincial suicide rate – Edmonton Star
December 3, 2019
Following the suicide death last Monday on the steps of the Alberta Legislature,[…]

Weekly News Roundup October 28 – November 4, 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:

Whistler pucksters get mental health message – Pique
November 2, 2019

Buddy Check for Jesse, a mental health initiative for young British Columbia hockey players has expanded this year[…]

Weekly News Roundup Oct. 7 – 14, 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 attempts by black teens are increasing, study says – CNN
October 14, 2019
From 1991 to 2017, the suicide rate for African American teenagers rose as the rate[…]