News and Highlights

This section presents news and highlights from SPRC and the suicide prevention field. Use the filters on the left to find the following items:

  • Weekly Spark, SPRC’s online newsletter, containing brief news articles, research summaries, announcements, and funding opportunities. Subscribe to the Weekly Spark.
  • Director’s Corner, a monthly column by SPRC Director Jerry Reed and guest authors
  • From the Field, innovative activities being implemented in states, communities, healthcare organizations, and other settings

SPARK Talks—Short, Provocative, Action-oriented, Realistic, and Knowledgeable videos of leaders in the suicide prevention movement—are another source of information on current issues in the field.

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Weekly Spark
May 19, 2017
SPRC has compiled a list of commonly asked questions about the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, along with resources to help parents, schools, members...
Weekly Spark
May 19, 2017
A 2012 study revealed that implementation of the Mental Health Environment of Care Checklist (MHEOCC) reduced the suicide rate in Department of...
Weekly Spark
May 19, 2017
KQED Medical schools and residency programs across the country are increasing efforts to prevent suicide and promote mental health among students and...
Weekly Spark
May 19, 2017
Casper Star Tribune Since the passage of a 2014 law, Wyoming school districts have provided regular training in suicide prevention to education staff...
Weekly Spark
May 19, 2017
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is accepting applications for...
Weekly Spark
May 19, 2017
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is hosting a monthly webinar series on communities that are working to improve...
Weekly Spark
May 12, 2017
Medscape New research suggests that a combination of brief emergency department interventions administered during and after a visit can reduce future...
Weekly Spark
May 12, 2017
An American Journal of Medicine commentary proposed that suicide in the United States could be reduced if physicians counseled at-risk individuals...
Weekly Spark
May 12, 2017
Oakland Press News In response to the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, a group of Michigan teens have launched a project called 13 Reasons Why Not...
Weekly Spark
May 12, 2017
The Guardian Nearly two-thirds of adults in the UK have experienced mental health problems, according to the results of a recent survey. Commissioned...
Weekly Spark
May 12, 2017
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC) is hosting the second...
Weekly Spark
May 12, 2017
The Vermont Suicide Prevention Center (VTSPC) has announced that it will host the upcoming Vermont Suicide Prevention Symposium, which will focus on...
Director's Corner
May 05, 2017
Jerry Reed introduces a new SPRC publication that will help you create linguistically and culturally competent suicide prevention materials.
Weekly Spark
May 05, 2017
CBS News The popularity of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, a fictional account of a teenage girl’s suicide death, has prompted concerns among...
Weekly Spark
May 05, 2017
Independent Record A new suicide prevention bill has been signed into law by the Montana governor. The bill allocates $1 million for suicide...