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
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.
From the Field
October 19, 2016
Pennsylvania now requires psychologists, social workers, therapists, and counselors to complete suicide prevention training prior to license renewal.
From the Field
October 18, 2016
A Navy psychologist’s email to a Florida newspaper succeeded in changing a potentially damaging headline about suicide in the United States military.
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.