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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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National Suicide Prevention Week Information & Media Kit

The American Association of Suiciology’s National Suicide Prevention Week Information & Media Kit can help you use this observance (September 8–14, 2014) to educate people about suicide and mobilize them in support of suicide prevention. The kit includes guidelines for proclamations, sample public service announcements, flyers, and op-ed pieces, as well as fact sheets on suicide and suicide prevention. The theme of this year’s National Suicide Prevention Week is “Suicide Prevention: One World Connected.”

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Suicide Prevention Resources for Adult Corrections

SPRC’s The Role of Adult Corrections Officers in Preventing Suicide provides basic information to help corrections officers in facilities for adults recognize and respond to suicide risk. Another SPRC publication, Suicide Prevention Resources for Adult Corrections, provides information and resources to help staff in adult corrections facilities implement suicide prevention activities.

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Sharing Our Wisdom: A New Resource for AI/AN Communities

Sharing Our Wisdom is a new web-based resource from SPRC that presents stories of projects that promote resilience and prevent suicide in American Indian/Alaskan Native communities. The first story in this series is from a rural area of Alaska in which the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation is working with 14 remote communities to address suicide.

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Drug/Non-Drug Poisoning Added to WISQARS

CDC’s WISQARS Fatal Injury Reports online database now allows users to select Drug Poisoning/Non-Drug Poisoning as a reporting option. This option can be combined with the “Suicide” option. WISQARS Fatal Injury Reports allows you to generate reports on suicides in the nation, regions, or individual states and by demographic characteristics as well as to compare suicide counts and rates with those of other fatal injuries. For more information, visit WISQARS. For more information on WISQARS and other online sources of suicide data, take SPRC’s online course in Locating and Understanding Data for Suicide Prevention.