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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Director's Corner
December 02, 2016
Dr. Jeff Sung asks some hard questions about preventing suicide among men in the middle years.
Weekly Spark
December 02, 2016
DoD News The U.S. Department of Defense has established a peer support call and outreach center for active duty service members and their families...
Weekly Spark
December 02, 2016
Psych Central According to new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the White Mountain Apache Tribe has experienced a...
Weekly Spark
December 02, 2016
SPRC is hosting a webinar that will examine how health and behavioral health care organizations respond following a patient suicide death. Health...
Weekly Spark
December 02, 2016
SPRC has an opening for a Coordinator of Tribal Initiatives, located within the Center for the Prevention of Injury, Violence, and Suicide. The...
Weekly Spark
December 02, 2016
The National Council for Behavioral Health is hosting its annual conference from April 3 to 5, 2017 in Seattle, Wash. Speakers will include mental...
Weekly Spark
November 17, 2016
A study found that 11- to 20-year-old Canadian youth who used social networking sites (such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) were at increased...
Weekly Spark
November 17, 2016
Reuters New research indicates that veterans may be at increased risk for suicide in the first year after separation from the military. In an effort...
Weekly Spark
November 17, 2016
Kaiser Health News A pilot program in Modesto, California aims to supplement mental health care services with community paramedics who are trained to...
Weekly Spark
November 17, 2016
Columbia Daily Tribune In an effort to improve responses to mental health crises, law enforcement officers in Missouri have received crisis...
Weekly Spark
November 17, 2016
Saturday, November 19 marks International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, an occasion for people affected by suicide loss to gather together for...
Weekly Spark
November 17, 2016
The Pennsylvania Higher Education Suicide Prevention Coalition and Carnegie Mellon University have released a save-the-date invitation and a call for...
Weekly Spark
November 17, 2016
The Children’s Safety Network (CSN) has released state-by-state injury data fact sheets for 2016 that contain analyses of childhood injury fatalities...
Weekly Spark
November 10, 2016
SPRC is pleased to announce the launch of its new interactive, online tool, Virtual Learning Lab: Campus Suicide Prevention, which assists colleges...
Weekly Spark
November 10, 2016
An analysis of 30 years of suicide data for all 50 states revealed that (1) state legislation requiring a minimum age to possess firearms does not...