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
March 24, 2017
SPRC is pleased to announce the release of its latest Surveillance Success Story, which comes from the state of Montana. This story details how the...
Weekly Spark
March 24, 2017
SPRC will be giving Weekly Spark subscribers a first look at our new guide, Creating Linguistically and Culturally Competent Suicide Prevention...
Weekly Spark
March 24, 2017
An analysis of a comprehensive dataset from Denmark revealed that people whose parents had a history of psychiatric illness or suicide attempts were...
Weekly Spark
March 24, 2017
Mashable Crisis Text Line is using artificial intelligence (AI) to identify words associated with suicide risk and improve the effectiveness of its...
Weekly Spark
March 24, 2017
The Michigan Daily The University of Michigan is expanding its suicide prevention efforts across its campus. The university’s Counseling and...
Weekly Spark
March 24, 2017
The Arctic Sounder Arctic states are collaborating on efforts to prevent suicide in northern indigenous communities. The Arctic Council has brought...
Weekly Spark
March 24, 2017
The Zero Suicide Organizational Self-Study and Workforce Survey are now available in electronic format on the Zero Suicide website. The...
Weekly Spark
March 24, 2017
The National Council for Behavioral Health is hosting a webinar on the use of technology in crisis and behavioral health care, which will be led by...
Weekly Spark
March 17, 2017
A study comparing children (aged 5 to 11) and early adolescents (aged 12 to 14) who died by suicide found that most were male and died at home. The...
Weekly Spark
March 17, 2017
NPR A peer counselor at a Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center is teaching therapists how to discuss gun safety with patients...
Weekly Spark
March 17, 2017
The Boston Globe According to a new report from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the state’s suicide rate rose by 40 percent between...
Weekly Spark
March 17, 2017
BBC News Following an increase in suicide deaths in the community, the Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT) has drawn up a new suicide...
Weekly Spark
March 17, 2017
This one-hour webinar provides information on applying for cooperative agreements through the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention grant program...
Weekly Spark
March 17, 2017
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) has released its 2017 state fact sheets, which break down national suicide statistics by state...
Weekly Spark
March 17, 2017
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Injury Center has released new data in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) on...