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
March 31, 2017
This project gives away gun locks and locking medication boxes and teaches the public to recognize and respond to the warning signs of suicide risk.
From the Field
March 31, 2017
The Suicide Awareness and Prevention Education Act strengthens Washington State’s pioneering suicide prevention education legislation.
From the Field
March 31, 2017
The nation’s first mental health court is working to prevent suicide among people with mental illnesses who are diverted from jail to treatment.
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.
From the Field
January 24, 2017
JustTellOne.org teaches young people why and how to reach out for help for suicidal thoughts and other behavioral health issues.
From the Field
December 16, 2016
Tiwa Babies, a home visiting program for American Indians, exemplifies both upstream prevention and culturally competent programing.
From the Field
October 31, 2016
Following a suicide cluster, tribal leaders began collecting data that would help them better understand and prevent suicidal behavior on the reservation.
From the Field
October 20, 2016
Kim Walton reports on the Community Health Network’s system-wide Zero Suicide Initiative.
From the Field
October 20, 2016
Diana Cortez, a suicide attempt survivor and suicide prevention advocate, reflects on the strengths and weakness in suicide care.
From the Field
October 20, 2016
New legislation requires suicide prevention policies and behavioral health training for principals and teachers in Washington, D.C., schools.
From the Field
October 19, 2016
Staff from organizations that provide outpatient substance use disorder treatment are participating in a Zero Suicide learning collaborative.
From the Field
October 19, 2016
Idaho lawmakers established a state Office of Suicide Prevention within the Department of Public Health.