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
January 13, 2017
This ICRC-S Community of Practice webinar will focus on how to develop and sustain research collaborations for suicide prevention and describe...
Weekly Spark
January 13, 2017
Lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) first-year college students have a higher risk of suicide than their heterosexual peers, according to the findings...
Weekly Spark
January 13, 2017
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health News Firearm stakeholders and public health practitioners across the country are collaborating on efforts...
Weekly Spark
January 13, 2017
Military Times In an effort to improve its capacity to serve veterans and service members who are suicidal, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)...
Weekly Spark
January 13, 2017
ScienceDaily According to a recently published randomized controlled trial, a mental health intervention delivered by lay health workers may have...
Weekly Spark
January 13, 2017
SPRC, located within the Center for the Study and Prevention of Injury, Violence and Suicide at EDC, has an opening for a full-time Manager of Health...
Weekly Spark
January 13, 2017
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) and its Faith Communities Task Force are hosting a webinar on the role of faith...
Weekly Spark
January 13, 2017
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently updated its Web-Based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) to...
Director's Corner
January 06, 2017
Jo Anne Sirey describes the factors that make older adults especially vulnerable to suicide and how we can reach seniors and reduce their risk.
Weekly Spark
January 06, 2017
Good News Network A checklist designed to reduce environmental hazards at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) inpatient mental health units may have...
Weekly Spark
January 06, 2017
WBUR Rhode Island is among the first states to require that all new law enforcement officials receive training in mental health first aid. In an...
Weekly Spark
January 06, 2017
The Salt Lake Tribune A free smartphone app has made crisis counseling and suicide prevention services available to youth across the state of Utah...
Weekly Spark
January 06, 2017
The International Summit on Suicide Research, organized by the International Academy of Suicide Research (IASR) and American Foundation for Suicide...
Weekly Spark
January 06, 2017
The seventh annual Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors (LOSS) Team Conference will take place from April 24 to 25, 2017 in Phoenix, Ariz. Held in...
Weekly Spark
December 29, 2016
Welcome to the final Weekly Spark of 2016! In this edition, we look back at some of the year’s most significant developments in the field of suicide...