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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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Using Facebook to Promote Suicide Prevention

A Guide to Using Facebook to Promote Suicide Prevention and Mental Illness Stigma Reduction has been added to the Best Practices Registry. This resource supports implementation of the online component of "It’s Up To Us" - a comprehensive campaign to empower communities to talk openly about mental illness, recognize the signs and symptoms of suicide risk, and seek help.

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2012 Fatality Data Available in WISQARS

Updated 2012 fatality data from the National Vital Statistics System are now available in the Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS), an online resource created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To learn how to use WISQARS and other online sources of suicide data, take SPRC’s online course about Locating and Understanding Data for Suicide Prevention.

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Social Media Guidelines for Suicide Prevention

Social Media Guidelines for Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention will help media organizations accurately and safely share news and content about suicide and mental health through their social media outlets. This free publication can help organizations and individuals to reduce stigma, promote help-seeking, and prevent suicide. The guidelines were produced by the Entertainment Industries Council’s TEAM Up project in conjunction with partners, including the California Mental Health Services Authority and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention.

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Suicide among College and University Students

SPRC’s Suicide among College and University Students in the United States is an information sheet summarizing the data on suicidal thoughts, attempts, and deaths among college and university students, as well as common risk and protective factors affecting these young people.