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
September 08, 2017
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Services Research and Development Service (HSR&D) is hosting a webinar on traumatic brain...
Weekly Spark
September 08, 2017
The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) has launched activities and resources in honor of World Suicide Prevention Day on...
Weekly Spark
September 08, 2017
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) and its partners are coming together from September 11 to 16 to inform the...
Weekly Spark
August 25, 2017
Presenters will discuss key care transition practices and partnerships; how to include the voices of individuals with lived experience; and how to establish partnerships with crisis service organizations.
Weekly Spark
August 25, 2017
Emergency departments (EDs) can reduce suicide attempts among high-risk patients by delivering a combination of interventions that includes suicide...
Weekly Spark
August 25, 2017
WBUR To meet the mental health needs of college students, an increasing array of resources may help supplement the traditional services offered on...
Weekly Spark
August 25, 2017
All the Moms Four Phoenix area school districts and several charter schools now display the phone number for Teen Lifeline on the back of their high...
Weekly Spark
August 25, 2017
PRWeek London recently ran a month-long suicide prevention campaign targeting the city’s inhabitants and workforce. The campaign aimed to encourage...
Weekly Spark
August 25, 2017
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is hosting a wreath laying ceremony to honor veterans and active duty service members who have...
Weekly Spark
August 25, 2017
The American Association of Suicidology (AAS) has issued a call for papers for its 51st annual conference. The conference will be held in Washington...
Weekly Spark
August 25, 2017
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released a funding opportunity announcement for research applications to develop and test the...
Weekly Spark
August 25, 2017
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Services Research and Development Service (HSR&D) is hosting a webinar on the role that faith...
Weekly Spark
August 25, 2017
The Indian Health Service (IHS) has released a funding announcement for a Zero Suicide Initiative. Its purpose is to improve the system of care for...
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...