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
July 22, 2016
The Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention (ICRC-S) will host a Community of Practice webinar that will address two topics of interest...
Weekly Spark
July 22, 2016
An analysis of primary care and coroner service records in Northern Ireland shed light on the relationship between substance misuse and suicide. The...
Weekly Spark
July 22, 2016
KIOW Radio A new law mandates that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) identify evidence-based programs and approaches for reducing suicide rates...
Weekly Spark
July 22, 2016
FiveThirtyEight In Wyoming, which has one of the highest suicide rates in the country, approximately 80 percent of suicide deaths occur among men, a...
Weekly Spark
July 22, 2016
Street Sense A Washington, D.C. law will require teachers and principals to complete a two-hour youth behavioral health training every two years...
Weekly Spark
July 22, 2016
SPRC has announced its second tribal surveillance success story, which comes from the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. This story details how Fort Peck...
Weekly Spark
July 22, 2016
Hosted jointly by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC), this webinar will...
Weekly Spark
July 22, 2016
This practice manual from the World Health Organization provides practical steps and guidance for setting up a public health surveillance system for...
Weekly Spark
July 15, 2016
A previous study in Spain found that a series of telephone calls to people who had been discharged from an emergency department after a suicide...
Weekly Spark
July 15, 2016
The New York Times While the suicide rate among adult civilians has increased 23 percent since 2001, the rate among veterans has increased 35 percent...
Weekly Spark
July 15, 2016
KUAM News The Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center is offering a month-long series of workshops to train community members in suicide...
Weekly Spark
July 15, 2016
The Texas Tribune A new service in Denton County, Texas provides resources and support to survivors of suicide loss in the community by mobilizing...
Weekly Spark
July 15, 2016
In this webinar, the first in a three-part series, Tracy Vaillancourt, member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine...
Weekly Spark
July 15, 2016
The American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research Journal has released a new issue on strength-based approaches to wellness. Produced by...
Director's Corner
July 08, 2016
Jerry Reed and Eileen Zeller introduce the new SPRC website, which reflects the enormous progress made since SPRC first went online in 2002.