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
August 21, 2017
SPRC is pleased to announce the release of its new video, Effective Suicide Prevention. This four-minute recording provides a brief overview of our...
Weekly Spark
August 21, 2017
A recent analysis found that the suicide rate decreased significantly in states that required both a background check and waiting period before a gun...
Weekly Spark
August 21, 2017
CNN New research suggests that Internet searches for suicide-related terms increased following the release of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why...
Weekly Spark
August 21, 2017
Daily Herald Funding allocated by the Utah state legislature will allow 90 elementary schools to implement suicide prevention programs in the...
Weekly Spark
August 21, 2017
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s (Action Alliance) Faith Communities Task Force is promoting a National Day of Prayer for Faith...
Weekly Spark
August 11, 2017
The Action Alliance is asking organizations to help inform the public about simple actions that can support someone in crisis and help save a life. Learn how to get involved!
Weekly Spark
August 11, 2017
According to the authors of a study in Canada, prevention efforts targeting railroad track locations where suicides take place would be ineffective...
Weekly Spark
August 11, 2017
CNN New research suggests that a history of suicide attempts in an army unit can place unit members at increased risk for suicide. Researchers...
Weekly Spark
August 11, 2017
The Japan Times The Japanese government has announced a plan to reduce the national suicide rate by 30 percent over the next decade. While the...
Weekly Spark
August 11, 2017
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (Injury Center) has released new data in its...
Weekly Spark
August 11, 2017
The Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention (ICRC-S) webinar on collaborative safety planning to reduce risk in suicidal patients is...
Director's Corner
August 04, 2017
Jerry Reed shines a spotlight on two SPRC resources that can help high school teachers and students prevent suicide.
Weekly Spark
August 04, 2017
Alaska Dispatch News The University of Alaska Fairbanks is leading a statewide initiative to reduce suicide in Alaska Native communities. With a new...
Weekly Spark
August 04, 2017
Independent Record Montana has announced that it will provide training and up to $64 million in yearly funding for preventive health care and suicide...
Weekly Spark
August 04, 2017
The New York Times England is aiming to transform its mental health care system by providing open-ended access to free talk therapy across the...