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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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Skip Simpson on Protecting Your Patients and Yourself

In this month’s Director’s Corner, guest columnist Skip Simpson JD explains how keeping accurate medical records can contribute to preventing suicide while protecting clinicians from malpractice suits.

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KSOC-TV Webisode on Preventing Death by Suicide

Preventing Death by Suicide: Strategies to Help Children, Youth, and Families is among the webisodes available for streaming at SAMHSA’s KSOC-TV, a web-based technical assistance program featuring behavioral health experts discussing cutting edge issues in children’s mental health.

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Gatekeeper Training for School Personnel Added to BPR

Suicide Prevention: A Gatekeeper Training for School Personnel has been added to the SPRC Best Practices Registry. The two-hour training, developed by the Riverside Trauma Center, teaches elementary, middle, and high school administrators, teachers, and support staff how to recognize and respond to suicide risk

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View and Learn at the ICRC-S Webinar Archives

The Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention website allows users to view more than 25 webinars on topics related to suicide prevention including veterans and active military, social media, domestic violence, alcohol abuse, and research. Each features experts and experienced practitioners who shed light on these and other important issues.

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2014 NVSS Mortality Data Added to WISQARS

2014 mortality data from the National Vital Statistics System has been added to the CDC’s Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS). The data is available in the Fatal Injury Reports, Leading Causes of Death, and Years of Potential Life Lost modules.

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Make Your Voice Heard on NREPP Priority Areas

You have an opportunity to help set SAMHSA priorities. In addition to reviewing submitted programs, SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) will be conducting independent literature reviews to identify important substance abuse and mental health programs and treatments. NREPP has identified a list of topics, many of which are relevant to suicide prevention, and is asking the public to rate the priority of each area. Suicide prevention is not specifically listed, but you can suggest it (and other topics) by adding them in an open text field. Provide feedback by January 29.

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Suicide Prevention Information and Resources for Police

SAVE, Facebook, and Instagram have collaborated to create this free resource that helps police officers and officials recognize and respond to suicide risk among their colleagues. The four-page publication includes information on the problem of suicide among law enforcement officers as well as how to recognize and help a fellow officer who may be at risk.

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Ashby Dodge on Identity as Strength among LGBTQ Youth

In this month’s Director’s Corner, guest columnist Ashby Dodge explains why frank and open conversations about gender identity and sexual orientation are essential to a strength-based approach to preventing suicide among LBGTQ youth.