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
April 14, 2017
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC) is hosting part one of...
Weekly Spark
April 14, 2017
The Jed Foundation (JED) is hosting a webinar on suicide and substance use in young people. JED Chief Medical Officer Victor Schwartz and other...
Weekly Spark
April 07, 2017
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) and its partners from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP),...
Director's Corner
April 07, 2017
In this month’s guest column, Jarrod Hindman writes about the impact of traditional definitions and constructs of masculinity on suicide among men.
Weekly Spark
April 07, 2017
CBS News Suicide rates are higher in less urban areas of the U.S. than in more urban areas, and this gap appears to be widening. Researchers at the...
Weekly Spark
April 07, 2017
The Harvard Crimson Students at Harvard College have established a self-help group called the Feel Good Society that aims to promote discussion and...
Weekly Spark
April 07, 2017
The Guardian A recent report found that current-serving members of the Australian Defense Force (ADF) have lower suicide rates, and former-serving...
Weekly Spark
April 07, 2017
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting nominations for the 2017 Voice Awards, which will honor...
Weekly Spark
April 07, 2017
The Safe States Alliance has announced a call for abstracts for its next annual meeting, which will be held September 12 to 14 in Aurora, Colorado...
Weekly Spark
April 07, 2017
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) has released a set of talking points to address suicide-related content in the new Netflix series, 13...
From the Field
March 31, 2017
This project gives away gun locks and locking medication boxes and teaches the public to recognize and respond to the warning signs of suicide risk.
From the Field
March 31, 2017
The Suicide Awareness and Prevention Education Act strengthens Washington State’s pioneering suicide prevention education legislation.
From the Field
March 31, 2017
The nation’s first mental health court is working to prevent suicide among people with mental illnesses who are diverted from jail to treatment.
Weekly Spark
March 31, 2017
SPRC Senior Project Associate Adam Chu has published a post on the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Network of Crisis Centers blog. The post...
Weekly Spark
March 31, 2017
According to a recent study, an increase in heavy alcohol use contributed to a rise in the suicide rate among men during the Great Recession. The...