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
October 27, 2017
A recent commentary in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine suggests that the prevention of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) offers...
Weekly Spark
October 27, 2017
The University of Rochester Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide (UR-CSPS) is accepting applications for research training fellowships in...
Weekly Spark
October 20, 2017
The Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention (ICRC-S) is hosting a community of practice webinar on how to develop a successful suicide...
Weekly Spark
October 20, 2017
An analysis of screening data from more than 2,500 primary care patients ages 14 to 24 found that a web-based screening tool assessing risk behaviors...
Weekly Spark
October 20, 2017
CBS News According to a new federal report, suicide rates are significantly higher in rural areas of the country than urban areas. Researchers at the...
Weekly Spark
October 20, 2017
ABC Fox Montana Montana state and tribal governments are collaborating on efforts to prevent suicide among American Indian youth. Representatives...
Weekly Spark
October 20, 2017
The Globe and Mail The Canadian Departments of National Defense and Veterans Affairs are collaborating on a joint strategy to prevent suicide among...
Weekly Spark
October 20, 2017
Saturday, November 18 marks International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, an occasion for people affected by suicide loss to gather together for...
Weekly Spark
October 20, 2017
Active Minds has released a call for applications for the 2018 Healthy Campus Award. The Healthy Campus Award champions schools that are taking a...
Weekly Spark
October 20, 2017
The International Academy of Suicide Research (IASR) and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) will convene the International Summit on...
Weekly Spark
October 20, 2017
The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation (Hazelden) is hosting a webinar on youth bullying and suicide. Three expert panelists will discuss the association...
Weekly Spark
October 13, 2017
The Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention (ICRC-S) has issued a call for applications for its fourth Research Training Institute,...
Weekly Spark
October 13, 2017
Follow-up telephone calls may be a safe and inexpensive method of helping crisis hotline callers who report suicidal ideation, according to the...
Weekly Spark
October 13, 2017
Reuters Nearly a quarter of older adults who die by suicide disclose their intent in advance, according to a recent study. Researchers looked at...
Weekly Spark
October 13, 2017
Visalia Times-Delta Following the recent passage of suicide prevention legislation, California school districts are taking steps to implement suicide...