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
February 10, 2017
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Services Research and Development Service (HSR&D) is hosting a webinar on the relationship...
Weekly Spark
February 10, 2017
CARF International (CARF) has invited participation in a field review of proposed new standards for Comprehensive Suicide Prevention Programs. The...
Director's Corner
February 03, 2017
The suicide prevention field unites to reduce the annual suicide rate 20 percent by 2025.
Weekly Spark
February 02, 2017
The Trace The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) are collaborating on a nationwide...
Weekly Spark
February 02, 2017
Dayton Daily News A community art exhibition intended to spread awareness about suicide prevention recently debuted in Dayton, Ohio. Signs of Suicide...
Weekly Spark
February 02, 2017
CBC News A research study in Canada has recruited more than 500 men of Asian descent to help reduce the negative bias associated with mental illness...
Weekly Spark
February 02, 2017
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance), the public-private partnership working to advance the National Strategy for...
Weekly Spark
February 02, 2017
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) has released a statistical brief on emergency...
Weekly Spark
February 02, 2017
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), in cooperation with the Children's Safety Network (...
Weekly Spark
January 26, 2017
According to the results of a recent evaluation, there was a 57 percent drop in the suicide rate among the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) following...
Weekly Spark
January 26, 2017
U.S. News and World Report Military representatives, suicide prevention professionals, and social media experts recently gathered to discuss...
Weekly Spark
January 26, 2017
Flatland A new educational program in Missouri seeks to help families of veterans and service members with mental health conditions. Offered by the...
Weekly Spark
January 26, 2017
The Salt Lake Tribune Utah has released a suicide prevention plan that aims to reduce the state’s suicide rate 10 percent by 2021. The plan takes a...
Weekly Spark
January 26, 2017
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) has released two new tools for media reporting on violence, which were recently developed by...
From the Field
January 24, 2017
JustTellOne.org teaches young people why and how to reach out for help for suicidal thoughts and other behavioral health issues.