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 June 10 – 16, 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: ‘New 18 now is 28′: How screens delay teens’ emotional maturity – CBCJune 14, 2019A study looking at youth ages 13 to 17 who visited Ontario emergency departments has found that […]

Weekly News Roundup July 23 – 29, 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: Hot weather linked to increased suicide rates in the US, Mexico – Global  July 24, 2018 A new study has shown a link between rising temperatures and increased suicide rates […]

Weekly News Roundup Apr 16 – 22, 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: Truth and consequences when judgment takes months in court and minutes online – CBC April 16, 2018 Jeremy Quaile died by suicide after a struggle with addiction and mental health […]

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 – Oct 10 – 15, 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: In suicide attempt calls, police can be difference between life and death – Toronto Star October 13, 2017 Police in the Greater Toronto Area respond to thousands of suicide attempt calls […]

Weekly News Roundup May 29 – June 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: Featured: 4 misconceptions about medically-assisted death in Canada – CBC  May 30, 2017 It has been one year since Bill C-14, which decriminalized medical assistance in dying (MAiD), was passed. This […]

Trauma and suicide in children toolkit

This toolkit focuses specifically on how trauma affects the population of children and adolescents. Unresolved trauma in childhood is linked to an increased risk of suicide ideation and if unaddressed, can escalate with age. This toolkit is available now!

Penguin-Random House Collaboration

The Centre for Suicide Prevention, together with Penguin-Random House and Razorbill, have developed informational bookmarks to go inside bestselling young adult novel Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. The novel deals with the Thirteen Reasons Why Hannah, a high school student, decided to kill herself. The reasons are recorded on cassette tapes, and listened to by […]

Free Workshops!

In honour of World Suicide Prevention Day, CSP will be offering three free workshops in Calgary from September 8-9, 2015! This year we’re hosting our Straight Talk: Youth Suicide Prevention and Tattered Teddies: Preventing Suicide in Children workshops, as well as LivingWorks’ safeTALK: suicide awareness for everyone workshop. Click here to register for these workshops