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
June 16, 2017
SPRC has an opening for a full-time Prevention Specialist (Training and Technical Assistance Specialist II), based in Waltham, Mass., or Washington, D.C.
Weekly Spark
June 16, 2017
VICE News Recent depictions of suicide in entertainment media have prompted concern among suicide prevention advocates. While television shows such...
Weekly Spark
June 16, 2017
NBC 10 Philadelphia Social media poses both challenges and opportunities for suicide prevention, according to experts. Researchers have documented an...
Weekly Spark
June 16, 2017
Alaska Star In an effort to address high rates of youth suicide, the Anchorage school district is expanding its crisis response team. Made up of more...
Weekly Spark
June 16, 2017
A study identified how state laws can support or interfere with the temporary voluntary transfer of firearms from the homes of people at increased...
Weekly Spark
June 16, 2017
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (Injury Center) is seeking a postdoctoral...
Weekly Spark
June 16, 2017
This webinar by the National Council for Behavioral Health will be held on June 29 from 2 to 3 p.m. ET.
Weekly Spark
June 09, 2017
New research suggests that poverty itself, rather than unemployment and foreclosures, contributed to the rise in the suicide rate during the Great...
Weekly Spark
June 09, 2017
EdSource In an effort to address youth suicide, a new law in California requires schools to establish suicide prevention programs for students in...
Weekly Spark
June 09, 2017
NBC Montana Montana has launched a media campaign to spread awareness about suicide prevention. Developed by state health officials in collaboration...
Weekly Spark
June 09, 2017
The Northern Star The Australian government has announced that it will increase federal funding for suicide prevention by $47 million. Under the...
Weekly Spark
June 09, 2017
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Suicide Prevention has added three interviews with Zero Suicide leaders to its...
Weekly Spark
June 09, 2017
Partners for Success and Innovation (PSI) is hosting a webinar that will outline what educators and parents need to know about the Netflix series 13...
Weekly Spark
June 09, 2017
The webinar will be held on June 13 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET.