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
January 13, 2017
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently updated its Web-Based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) to...
Director's Corner
January 06, 2017
Jo Anne Sirey describes the factors that make older adults especially vulnerable to suicide and how we can reach seniors and reduce their risk.
Weekly Spark
January 06, 2017
Good News Network A checklist designed to reduce environmental hazards at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) inpatient mental health units may have...
Weekly Spark
January 06, 2017
WBUR Rhode Island is among the first states to require that all new law enforcement officials receive training in mental health first aid. In an...
Weekly Spark
January 06, 2017
The Salt Lake Tribune A free smartphone app has made crisis counseling and suicide prevention services available to youth across the state of Utah...
Weekly Spark
January 06, 2017
The International Summit on Suicide Research, organized by the International Academy of Suicide Research (IASR) and American Foundation for Suicide...
Weekly Spark
January 06, 2017
The seventh annual Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors (LOSS) Team Conference will take place from April 24 to 25, 2017 in Phoenix, Ariz. Held in...
Weekly Spark
December 29, 2016
Welcome to the final Weekly Spark of 2016! In this edition, we look back at some of the year’s most significant developments in the field of suicide...
Weekly Spark
December 29, 2016
Safe Reporting on Suicide SPARK Talk, March 11 Common Ground: Reducing Gun Access SPARK Talk, March 11 Preventing Suicide in Emergency Department...
Weekly Spark
December 29, 2016
Identity as Strength among LGBTQ Youth, Ashby Dodge, January 7 Changing the Conversation, Jerry Reed, September 2 Mental Health Courts: Raising the...
Weekly Spark
December 29, 2016
Effects of Therapy on Suicide Attempts, Lancet Psychiatry, March 18 The Cost of Suicidal Behavior, Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, April 8...
Weekly Spark
December 29, 2016
Facebook Creates New Support Tool to Help People Who Are Suicidal, The Mighty, April 15 U.S. Suicide Rate up 24 Percent since 1999: CDC, U.S. News...
Weekly Spark
December 29, 2016
MASSACHUSETTS: Flying Away from Stigma: Logan Exhibit Displays Stories of Mental Illness, The Boston Globe, December 16 VERMONT: Vermont Gun Shop...
Weekly Spark
December 29, 2016
JAPAN: Landmark New Laws Put Suicide Prevention Front and Center, The Japan Times, April 29 ENGLAND: Improvements in NHS Mental Health Care in...
From the Field
December 16, 2016
Tiwa Babies, a home visiting program for American Indians, exemplifies both upstream prevention and culturally competent programing.