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This collection features resources highlighted on the homepage of the SPRC website. These include products created by SPRC and our partners, upcoming trainings and conferences, news, and programs developed by suicide prevention grantees and others in the field.

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The Relationship between Bullying and Suicide

The Relationship between Bullying and Suicide: What We Know and What It Means for Schools is a new publication from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Bullying and Suicide  will be the focus of a webinar on October 27, 2014 (1:30-3 p.m. ET). This free publication summarizes key research findings, outlines steps school personnel can take, and provides sources of more information on ways to reduce bullying and prevent suicide. The webinar will help participants understand the relationship between bullying and suicide - including how different groups are affected - and identify strategies to improve the ability of schools to prevent and respond to bullying and suicide.

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SAMHSA Releases Strategic Plan for 2015–2018

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released its new strategic plan, Leading Change 2.0: Advancing the Behavioral Health of the Nation 2015-2018, which includes targets for preventing and reducing suicde attempts and deaths among populations at high risk. Focus areas include promoting (1) suicide prevention as a core component of health care services, (2) practices and standards for assessing and treating people at risk for suicidal behaviors, and (3) follow-up for individuals who have attempted suicide or experienced a suicidal crisis, as well as preparing the public to recognize and respond to the warning signs of suicide.

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Breaking the Silence Helps Police Chiefs Take Action to Prevent Suicide

Breaking the Silence on Law Enforcement Suicides is a free publication from the International Association of Chiefs of Police that helps police departments make mental wellness an integral component of efforts to ensure safety and prevent suicides among police officers. Breaking the Silence highlights practices to prevent suicides by addressing emotional trauma and mental illness and enhancing emotional well-being; intervening when officers suffer from emotional trauma, mental illness, or suicidal behavior; and engaging in postvention activities should an officer die by suicide.

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Bradley Karlin Addresses Suicide in Late Life

In the October Director’s Corner, guest columnist Bradley Karlin addresses Suicide in Late Life: Unique Factors and Enduring Treatment Gaps. Dr. Karlin is Senior Advisor on Evidence-based Practices for SPRC and Chief of Mental Health and Aging at Education Development Center.