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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.

With help comes hope

Lifeline Website for Persons with Lived Experience

With Help Comes Hope is a new website from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline that provides support for suicide attempt survivors and persons living with suicidal thoughts, as well as information for friends and family and clinicians. Among the resources available on this site are a therapist and support group finder and a video gallery with stories of hope and recovery.

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Jerry Reed Discusses the Suicide Prevention Movement

SPARK Talks are short videos designed to spark conversation, innovation, and action. In his contribution to this series, Jerry Reed, Director of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, discusses the suicide prevention movement. More of Dr. Reed’s observations on suicide prevention and the history of the suicide prevention movement can be found in the Director’s Corner archives.

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Attempt Survivors Support Groups Manual Added to BPR

The Manual for Support Groups for Attempt Survivors has been added to SPRC’s Best Practices Registry. The manual is a guide to implementing safe, non-judgmental forums in which people can talk about the feelings that led them to attempt suicide. The groups also provide an opportunity for participants to connect with peers who share similar experiences and to develop coping skills that can help members avoid future suicide attempts.

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American Association of Suicidology Annual Conference

Registration is now open for the American Association of Suicidology Annual Conference which will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, April 15-18, 2015. The theme of this year’s event is “Get Connected.” On April 18, the annual Healing After Suicide Loss conference will be held in the same location. 

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World Health Organization Releases Suicide Prevention Report

Preventing Suicide: A Global Imperative is designed to help policymakers and stakeholders contribute to the goal of reducing the worldwide suicide rate by 10 percent by the year 2020. The report summarizes the global epidemiology of suicide and suicide attempts, what is known about risk and protective factors, interventions, and the cost-effectiveness of suicide prevention, and how national suicide prevention strategies can help countries prevent suicide.

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Working to Prevent Suicide and Intimate Partner Violence

In this month’s Director’s Corner, Jerry Reed discusses the relationship between intimate partner violence and suicide, and the value of collaboration between people in the fields of suicide prevention and intimate partner violence prevention. He also explores some of the cultural differences that will have to be successfully negotiated for such partnerships to be successful.

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Postvention Guide for Suicide on College Campuses

Postvention: A Guide for Response to Suicide on College Campuses is designed to help campus communities respond in the wake of a student suicide, including communicating with the campus community and limiting the risk of additional suicides. It was developed by the Higher Education Mental Health Alliance.

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Michael Hogan Discusses Zero Suicide in Health Care

SPARK Talks are short videos designed to spark conversation, innovation, and action. In his contribution to this series, Michael Hogan, Principal of Hogan Health Solutions, discusses Zero Suicide in Health and Behavioral Health Care. Dr. Hogan also serves on the Executive Committee of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention.