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 13, 2017
The Guardian The Welsh government is establishing a new initiative that will provide children with help for mental health problems at school. Child...
Weekly Spark
October 13, 2017
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released new data in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). The data show that...
Weekly Spark
October 13, 2017
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) has released a statement in response to two new reports on suicide trends in...
Director's Corner
October 06, 2017
In his final Director’s Corner, Jerry Reed introduces SPRC’s new director, Elly Stout.
Weekly Spark
October 06, 2017
Newsweek New findings from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) indicate that the suicide rate among female veterans is more than double that...
Weekly Spark
October 06, 2017
Northwest Herald Transportation agency Metra is expanding efforts to prevent suicide on its Chicago area commuter rail system. In collaboration with...
Weekly Spark
October 06, 2017
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health News A recent study found that rural-urban differences in suicide rates in Maryland may be explained...
Weekly Spark
October 06, 2017
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Director Joshua Gordon has written a blog post on the next steps in suicide prevention. He outlines recent...
Weekly Spark
October 06, 2017
The National Institutes of Health Office of Disease Prevention (NIH ODP) has released a report from the Pathways to Prevention Workshop on advancing...
Weekly Spark
October 06, 2017
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) VISN 2 Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention (CoE) and the affiliated University of Rochester...
Weekly Spark
September 29, 2017
Researchers examined data from the National Violent Death Reporting System (2005–2014) on older adult suicide decedents to identify trends and risk...
Weekly Spark
September 29, 2017
The Denver Post The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has released its first-ever state data on veteran suicide, which show substantial...
Weekly Spark
September 29, 2017
CBS Minnesota In an effort to prevent suicide deaths, the Minnesota Department of Transportation is building nine-foot fences along the half-mile...
Weekly Spark
September 29, 2017
Stratford-upon-Avon Herald Warwickshire County in England has published a strategy for reducing suicide deaths by 2020. Developed by the county...
Weekly Spark
September 29, 2017
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has released data on veteran suicide for 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. The...