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
February 24, 2017
A study found that the annual rate of suicide among people with epilepsy was 22 percent higher than that of the general population, and that people...
Weekly Spark
February 24, 2017
Progressive Railroading The railroad industry has recently launched a number of initiatives to help prevent suicide within its systems, which target...
Weekly Spark
February 24, 2017
The Christian Science Monitor A national crisis intervention hotline is providing specialized services to older adults in distress. The Friendship...
Weekly Spark
February 24, 2017
Central Michigan Life A group of students at the Central Michigan University College of Medicine have helped launch a statewide campaign to spread...
Weekly Spark
February 24, 2017
The Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) is hosting a webinar on uniting the construction industry behind suicide prevention. It will...
Weekly Spark
February 24, 2017
The Safe States Alliance has released a new report, Deaths from Suicide: A Look at 18 States, which is based on 2013 and 2014 data from the National...
Weekly Spark
February 24, 2017
The Children’s Safety Network (CSN) has released a resource guide on youth suicide and self-harm prevention. The guide organizes selected resources...
Weekly Spark
February 17, 2017
SPRC is pleased to announce the release of an expert presentation, Patients at Risk of Suicide: What Emergency Departments Need to Know, which we...
Weekly Spark
February 17, 2017
The Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention (ICRC-S) is hosting a webinar on poisoning and self-injury mortality. It will be led by...
Weekly Spark
February 17, 2017
The authors of a state-by-state analysis “found a strong relationship between state-level firearm ownership and firearm suicide rates among both...
Weekly Spark
February 17, 2017
HealthCanal A recent study found that crisis response planning was more effective at reducing suicide attempts among high-risk active duty soldiers...
Weekly Spark
February 17, 2017
Steamboat Today A mental health care provider in western Colorado has adopted the Zero Suicide Initiative. Mind Springs Health has joined state and...
Weekly Spark
February 17, 2017
Construction Dive Construction companies in the UK are collaborating on a new initiative to reduce suicide among workers. The Mates in Mind program,...
Weekly Spark
February 17, 2017
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is accepting applications for fiscal...
Weekly Spark
February 17, 2017
Beacon Health Options (Beacon) has released a white paper titled We Need to Talk about Suicide. The paper provides an overview of evidence-based...