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
March 10, 2017
A study found that 59.3 percent of people who died by suicide did so as a result of their first attempt (defined by the study as a first lifetime...
Weekly Spark
March 10, 2017
Scientific American Facebook has just expanded the array of tools it provides to reach users at risk for suicide and connect them with mental health...
Weekly Spark
March 10, 2017
The Mercury News Following a one-year epidemiological investigation, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a report...
Weekly Spark
March 10, 2017
The Guardian According to a new report from the suicide prevention organization Samaritans, there is a significant association between socioeconomic...
Weekly Spark
March 10, 2017
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Public Health Agency of Canada, and Mental Health Commission of Canada are...
Weekly Spark
March 10, 2017
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Rocky Mountain MIRECC for VA Suicide Prevention is hosting a podcast series on suicide prevention. An...
From the Field
March 06, 2017
A coalition is working with gun shops, pawn shops, firing range owners, gun clubs, and firearms safety instructors to promote suicide prevention.
From the Field
March 06, 2017
This effort partners public health practitioners with a group representing firearms owners to reduce the rate of suicide associated with firearms.
From the Field
March 06, 2017
The Gun Shop Project creates and distributes materials to help firearms retailers and firing range owners prevent suicide among their customers.
From the Field
March 06, 2017
Know the Signs is a social marketing campaign to help organizations teach people how to recognize and help individuals who may be at risk for suicide.
Director's Corner
March 03, 2017
Jerry Reed writes about the shift in suicide care to a responsibility shared by individual providers and the health care systems in which they work.
Weekly Spark
March 03, 2017
VICE A mental health advocacy campaign has created a collection of free stock photographs to help reframe how mental illness is portrayed in the...
Weekly Spark
March 03, 2017
News 4 JAX The Navy has announced the launch of a suicide prevention program that aims to provide continuous support to at-risk individuals in the 90...
Weekly Spark
March 03, 2017
OUTinPerth Australia’s National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Health Alliance has released a mental health and suicide...
Weekly Spark
March 03, 2017
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a technical package of policy, programs, and practices to help states and...