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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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Jerry Reed on Reaching Out and Saving Lives

In this month’s Director’s Corner Jerry Reed reminds us about the importance of World Suicide Prevention Day and National Suicide Prevention Week and shares some valuable resources for participating in these observances. The theme of both events this year is Preventing Suicide: Reaching Out and Saving Lives.

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New SPARK Talk Videos Available on the SPRC Website

A new series of SPARK Talk videos features Alex Crosby on using data to prevent suicide, Ashby Dodge on culturally competent care for LGBT youth, Doreen Bird on prevention paradigms for Native Americans, and Barb Gay on engaging suicide attempt survivors.

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CDC to offer online Grand Rounds on Preventing Suicide

On September 15, 2015 (1 pm ET) CDC will offer an online Grand Rounds Session on Preventing Suicide: A Comprehensive Public Health Approach. SPRC Director Jerry Reed will be among those presenting during this event. No registration is required.

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Zero Suicide and Trauma-Informed Care Webinar

On September 3 (2-3:30 p.m. ET) SPRC and the Action Alliance will present a webinar on how health care and behavioral health care organizations can provide safe, patient-centered care that does not re-traumatize individuals with histories of trauma.

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Survivor Outreach Team Training Manual Added to BPR

The Survivor Outreach Team Training Manual can help you create a team of trained suicide loss survivors who will visit and support families and others who have recently lost someone to suicide. This resource has been added to Section III of SPRC’s Best Practices Registry.

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Suicide Prevention Basics: A New Feature at

Suicide Prevention Basics is a new section of the SPRC website featuring sections on the Scope of the Problem, Suicide Prevention in the 21st Century: A Framework, Taking Action to Prevent Suicide, Roles in Suicide Prevention, State and National Partners, and a glossary.

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Reach Out on World Suicide Prevention Day 2015

"Reaching Out and Saving Lives" is the theme of this year’s World Suicide Prevention Day, which will be observed on September 10, 2015. Ideas and resources for participating in this important observance can be found on the International Association for Suicide Prevention official World Suicide Prevention Day website.

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National Suicide Prevention Week is September 7-13, 2015

Join with the suicide prevention community to observe National Suicide Prevention Week (September 7-13, 2015). An Information and Media Kit is available from the American Association of Suicidology to help you participate in this annual event.