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 29, 2016
The Center for the Study and Prevention of Injury, Violence, and Suicide (CSPIVS) has an opening in Waltham, Mass. for a Center Communications and...
Weekly Spark
July 29, 2016
A brief web-based cognitive behavioral therapy (wCBT) program was shown to reduce suicidal ideation among medical interns at two university hospitals...
Weekly Spark
July 29, 2016
ScienceDaily According to new research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people with epilepsy have a 22 percent higher rate...
Weekly Spark
July 29, 2016
ScienceDaily According to an evaluation conducted by the RAND Corporation, California state-supported suicide prevention hotlines are responsive to...
Weekly Spark
July 29, 2016
South China Morning Post A suicide prevention pilot program will be rolled out at nine schools in Hong Kong following a spate of recent suicides...
Weekly Spark
July 29, 2016
This Children’s Safety Network webinar will provide an overview of the issue of adolescent dating abuse and describe how the field has evolved over...
Weekly Spark
July 29, 2016
The Annals of Emergency Medicine has published a review titled “Reducing Suicide Risk: Challenges and Opportunities in the Emergency Department,”...
Weekly Spark
July 29, 2016
Sally Spencer-Thomas, chief executive officer and cofounder of the Carson J. Spencer Foundation, and Cal Beyer, director of risk management at...
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...