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
September 30, 2016
SPRC has launched two new SPARK Talks—Short, Provocative, Action-oriented, Realistic, and Knowledgeable videos of leaders in suicide prevention. Men...
Weekly Spark
September 30, 2016
An analysis of Veterans Health Administration data found that both women and men who experienced military sexual trauma (that is, sexual assault or...
Weekly Spark
September 30, 2016
ScienceDaily While a history of suicide attempt is understood to be a risk factor for suicide death, a new study suggests that the strength of the...
Weekly Spark
September 30, 2016
Medical Xpress According to an international review, policies intended to restrict the use of alcohol may reduce the risk of suicide in a population...
Weekly Spark
September 30, 2016
On September 29, the White House held the “Making Health Care Better Series on Suicide Prevention,” which convened leaders in the field of suicide...
Weekly Spark
September 30, 2016
The Veterans Health Administration is hosting a webinar on evidence-based interventions for suicide prevention among veterans with traumatic brain...
Weekly Spark
September 30, 2016
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has issued a request for information that seeks to 1) identify existing datasets as a means to provide...
Weekly Spark
September 30, 2016
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is funding a study, led by Dr. Jodi Jacobson Frey of the University of Maryland School of Social...
Weekly Spark
September 23, 2016
SPRC has launched a new online course, Preventing Suicide in Emergency Department Patients. This self-paced course teaches health care professionals...
Weekly Spark
September 23, 2016
This webinar will include the presentations, “Opportunities for the Strategic Use of Suicide Prevention Communications” and “Sleep Disturbance and...
Weekly Spark
September 23, 2016
The authors of a review of the research on firearm availability and firearm suicide concluded that “firearm restrictions, including permit to...
Weekly Spark
September 23, 2016
University of Chicago News While social connectedness is generally considered to play a protective role in suicide risk, recent research suggests...
Weekly Spark
September 23, 2016
Watertown Daily Times The New York State Office of Mental Health has announced a statewide plan to integrate suicide prevention into health care...
Weekly Spark
September 23, 2016
ScienceDaily According to a study recently published in JAMA Psychiatry, parental history of mental illness is associated with an increased risk of...
Weekly Spark
September 23, 2016
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Public Health Agency of Canada, and the Mental Health Commission of...