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Red Deer comedian Niek Theelen. (Contributed photo).

Comedians raise money for mental health programs in Red Deer

Local comedians raised over $1,000 for suicide prevention programs through their Sept.…

 

Arlene Henkelman holds a photo of her son, Levi Busat, at the Ponoka Arena Complex, where he spent so much of his time. Busat died by suicide in April, 2021. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

‘Never feel ashamed’: Ponoka mother speaks about suicide prevention

Arlene Henkelman of Ponoka lost her son, Levi Busat, to suicide in April, 2021

 

Kelli Morris with photos of her dad and mom who both died by suicide. (Contributed)

‘I don’t hide it’: Former Red Deerian lost both parents to suicide

Kelli Morris can’t find any statistics on how many people have lost…

 

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Central Alberta men encouraged to ‘Buddy up’ to prevent suicide

600 people have already signed up for the campaign

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Conservative MP Todd Doherty rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, June 10, 2021.MPs are warning that continuing delays to the introduction of a 3-digit suicide prevention hotline is costing Canadian lives. A consultation by the telecommunications regulator has found that a three-digit suicide prevention hotline should be accessible to people who are deaf or living with other disabilities. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Make three-digit suicide prevention hotline accessible, CRTC told in consultations

Make three-digit suicide prevention hotline accessible, CRTC told in consultations

Conservative MP Todd Doherty rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, June 10, 2021.MPs are warning that continuing delays to the introduction of a 3-digit suicide prevention hotline is costing Canadian lives. A consultation by the telecommunications regulator has found that a three-digit suicide prevention hotline should be accessible to people who are deaf or living with other disabilities. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Sharon Reed, shown here with her late brother Neil Reed, is raising money for suicide prevention programs at the Outreach Centre. A Christmas tree raffle will be held at her workplace, Salon Harper, in Red Deer on Dec. 15. (Contributed photo)

Red Deer woman who lost brother to suicide raising money for prevention programs

Sharon Reed believes raising awareness is timely, with more COVID-induced depression

Sharon Reed, shown here with her late brother Neil Reed, is raising money for suicide prevention programs at the Outreach Centre. A Christmas tree raffle will be held at her workplace, Salon Harper, in Red Deer on Dec. 15. (Contributed photo)
People play on the rocks on a calm Lake Ontario near Humber Bay during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on April 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Canadian emissions to make up outsized portion of what climate can bear: study

Canadian emissions to make up outsized portion of what climate can bear: study

People play on the rocks on a calm Lake Ontario near Humber Bay during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on April 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
FILE - In this Wednesday, March 17, 2021 file photo, morning fog blankets a cemetery in West Virginia. The number of U.S. suicides fell nearly 6% in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic — the largest annual decline in at least four decades, according to preliminary government data. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

US suicides dropped last year, defying pandemic expectations

US suicides dropped last year, defying pandemic expectations

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 17, 2021 file photo, morning fog blankets a cemetery in West Virginia. The number of U.S. suicides fell nearly 6% in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic — the largest annual decline in at least four decades, according to preliminary government data. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Preliminary data shows Alberta’s suicide rate declined in 2020 — but some mental health critics say it’s too early to draw any conclusions since more dire pandemic impacts are only now being felt. (metrocreative stock)

Alberta’s suicide rate seems to have declined in 2020

But some experts say it’s too early to credit the pandemic

Preliminary data shows Alberta’s suicide rate declined in 2020 — but some mental health critics say it’s too early to draw any conclusions since more dire pandemic impacts are only now being felt. (metrocreative stock)
This photo provided by Pair of Thieves shows Doug Peterson stopped alongside the road with his wife, Lori, driving the support van as he cycles from the Canadian border to the Mexican border, last week in Pacific City, Ore. It was January 2015 that 17-year-old Page Peterson, the carefree Oregon boy who pitched on the baseball field and tore down the slopes on his snowboard, took his own life. He was among more than 2,000 teenagers his age that would commit suicide in that year alone, a number that is both staggering and heartbreaking. Now, his father Doug Peterson is riding his bike from the Canadian border to the Mexican border during the month of September, raising money with the support of apparel company Pair of Thieves and awareness for National Suicide Prevention Month. (Alan Stuart/Pair of Thieves via AP)

Oregon man rides from Canada to Mexico for suicide awareness

Ride happens throughout September

  • Sep 1, 2020
This photo provided by Pair of Thieves shows Doug Peterson stopped alongside the road with his wife, Lori, driving the support van as he cycles from the Canadian border to the Mexican border, last week in Pacific City, Ore. It was January 2015 that 17-year-old Page Peterson, the carefree Oregon boy who pitched on the baseball field and tore down the slopes on his snowboard, took his own life. He was among more than 2,000 teenagers his age that would commit suicide in that year alone, a number that is both staggering and heartbreaking. Now, his father Doug Peterson is riding his bike from the Canadian border to the Mexican border during the month of September, raising money with the support of apparel company Pair of Thieves and awareness for National Suicide Prevention Month. (Alan Stuart/Pair of Thieves via AP)
US government launches campaign to reduce high suicide rates

US government launches campaign to reduce high suicide rates

US government launches campaign to reduce high suicide rates

US government launches campaign to reduce high suicide rates
DJ Cater at the turntable. (Contributed photo by Thomas Sanderson Blamer III, Royal Thieves Photography.)

‘Life can be amazing if you let it,’ says Red Deer DJ who quit drugs

Tyler Cater went from being suicidal to touring the country with rapper Merkules

DJ Cater at the turntable. (Contributed photo by Thomas Sanderson Blamer III, Royal Thieves Photography.)

Families sue after two men commit suicide at Hamilton hospitals

HAMILTON — Family members of two men who killed themselves while allegedly…

Girlfriend whose texts urged suicide gets 15 months in jail

Girlfriend whose texts urged suicide gets 15 months in jail

TAUNTON, Mass. — A young woman who as a teenager encouraged her…

  • Aug 3, 2017
Girlfriend whose texts urged suicide gets 15 months in jail
File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS                                Jenara Roundsky of the Wapekeka First Nation in northern Ontario is seen in this picture taken in Dryden, Ont., in February 2017. Roundsky, 12, killed herself last week.

First Nation in shock after 3rd tween suicide

Grief-stricken members of a remote northern Ontario community were still struggling to…

File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS                                Jenara Roundsky of the Wapekeka First Nation in northern Ontario is seen in this picture taken in Dryden, Ont., in February 2017. Roundsky, 12, killed herself last week.

Feds still failing First Nations kids: tribunal

OTTAWA — The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal says the federal government’s failure…

Kids in care must be heard: youth advocate

CALGARY — Alberta’s child and youth advocate says the suicide of a…