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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From the Field
August 23, 2016
Colorado is using a shared risk and protective factor approach to reduce the burden of violence and injury across seven problem areas, including suicide.
From the Field
August 05, 2016
A Laconia Daily Sun reporter worked with NAMI NH to ensure that his article on suicide was accurate and presented a positive message about prevention.
From the Field
August 05, 2016
New legislation requires Colorado to create and implement a suicide prevention plan and encourages agencies to use the Zero Suicide approach.
From the Field
June 08, 2016
The White Mountain Apache Tribe mandated reporting of suicidal behaviors, non-suicidal self-injury, and binge alcohol and drug use.
From the Field
March 03, 2016
This information sheet summarizes lessons learned by the Kentucky GLS grantee on how to use data to improve systems of care to prevent suicide.
From the Field
March 03, 2016
An analysis of data from the state behavioral health and vital statistics systems revealed gaps in that state’s ability to collect suicide data.
From the Field
March 03, 2016
Data from death certificates and public clinics and hospitals helped Ohio understand the patterns of service by people who died by suicide.
From the Field
February 18, 2016
In Mississippi, regional community treatment teams provide behavioral health care and 24/7 support to people with serious mental illnesses.
From the Field
February 18, 2016
The Connect program in New Hampshire provides suicide prevention training tailored to the roles and responsibilities of trainees.
From the Field
February 18, 2016
In order to reach more teens in crisis, a hotline in Iowa offers crisis services using text messaging and online chat.
From the Field
February 17, 2016
Data from the behavioral health care and vital statistics systems allowed Kentucky to launch an ambitious suicide prevention training effort.
From the Field
February 17, 2016
The ASK About Suicide to Save a Life app helps users recognize warning signs, ask about suicidal thoughts, and find help for people at risk.
From the Field
February 17, 2016
Maine’s Youth Suicide Prevention Referral and Tracking Toolkit helps schools track youth identified and referred for suicide risk.
From the Field
February 17, 2016
It’s OK 2 Ask . . . about Suicide is a suicide prevention website featuring information and materials created by young people for their peers.
From the Field
February 17, 2016
Rhode Island’s Suicide-Proofing Initiative teaches parents to reduce suicide risk by making their homes safer.