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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From the Field
August 23, 2016
Colorado is using a shared risk and protective factor approach to reduce the burden of violence and injury across seven problem areas, including suicide.
Weekly Spark
August 19, 2016
A meta-analysis of 31 studies confirmed that “physical pain is a consistent risk factor for suicidal thoughts and behaviors” and is associated with...
Weekly Spark
August 19, 2016
Health Affairs Blog A recent analysis of health care utilization among people experiencing suicidal and self-harm behaviors indicates that access to...
Weekly Spark
August 19, 2016
The Fresno Bee High school students participating in a youth theater program in Fresno County, California created and performed in a theatrical...
Weekly Spark
August 19, 2016
The Huffington Post Australia A new evidence-based systems approach to suicide prevention will be rolled out in communities across the Australian...
Weekly Spark
August 19, 2016
SPRC is currently exploring best practices for tribal suicide surveillance through a project that identifies resources, strategies, and tools that...
Weekly Spark
August 19, 2016
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a report on the health risks of lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) high school...
Weekly Spark
August 19, 2016
The Center for the Study and Prevention of Injury, Violence, and Suicide (CSPIVS) has an opening in Washington, D.C., or Waltham, Mass., for an...
Weekly Spark
August 19, 2016
A new partnership between the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) will allow for the...
Weekly Spark
August 19, 2016
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Suicide Prevention Branch has a job opening for a Public Health Advisor, who...
Weekly Spark
August 19, 2016
Dan Reidenberg, who serves as U.S. representative to the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP), is collecting information on...
Weekly Spark
August 12, 2016
Research suggests that using standardized assessments may improve the ability of mental health clinicians in psychiatric emergency departments to...
Weekly Spark
August 12, 2016
USA Today The national service Crisis Text Line (text 741-741), which provides anonymous and confidential crisis counseling via text message, has...
Weekly Spark
August 12, 2016
The Daily Northwestern Starting next fall, individuals trained in suicide prevention, active listening, and mental health awareness will be placed in...
Weekly Spark
August 12, 2016
ScienceDaily Psychiatric clinics with an open-door policy did not have a higher risk of patient suicide or absconding from treatment than clinics...