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 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.
Weekly Spark
June 09, 2017
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (Injury Center) has released new data in its...
Weekly Spark
June 02, 2017
The Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention (ICRC-S) is hosting a webinar on the effectiveness of the Good Behavior Game as a classroom...
Director's Corner
June 02, 2017
Jerry Reed argues that the key to reducing the suicide rate is sustaining our commitment to and investment in prevention.
Weekly Spark
June 02, 2017
CityLab Local and national efforts are underway to prevent suicide among the country’s law enforcement officers. According to experts, there is...
Weekly Spark
June 02, 2017
The Notebook Philadelphia health officials are working with the city’s school district to prevent student suicide. The Department of Behavioral...
Weekly Spark
June 02, 2017
Newsweek According to a government report, Japan’s suicide rate has fallen to its lowest level in 22 years. However, officials cautioned that the...
Weekly Spark
June 02, 2017
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released a funding opportunity announcement to address research gaps in understanding suicide mortality...