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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Director's Corner
July 08, 2016
Jerry Reed and Eileen Zeller introduce the new SPRC website, which reflects the enormous progress made since SPRC first went online in 2002.
Director's Corner
March 05, 2016
Most clinicians-in-training learn to summarize suicide risk in a categorical probability judgment expressed as low, moderate, or high, often with...
Director's Corner
February 23, 2016
Originally published February 23, 2016 on Presidential candidates from both political parties have told stories about friends and family...
Director's Corner
February 11, 2016
Originally published February 11, 2016 on Making the connection between mental health, substance abuse, and suicide prevention If EDC’s Jerry...
Director's Corner
February 04, 2016
Zero Suicide represents a commitment to identify, protect, and treat people who are at risk of suicide. Central to this commitment is the ability to...
Director's Corner
January 07, 2016
LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning) youth are four times more likely to attempt suicide than their heterosexual peers...
Director's Corner
December 03, 2015
Although the field of suicide prevention has made enormous strides in recognizing the contributions of people with lived experience, it has not...
Director's Corner
November 06, 2015
Saturday, November 21, 2015 is this year’s International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day. This observance began in 1999 when Senator Harry Reid,...
Director's Corner
September 22, 2015
Suicide takes a tremendous toll on older adults, particularly men over the age of 65. Yet the number of older adults in the United States is growing...
Director's Corner
September 03, 2015
September brings with it two important opportunities to celebrate our progress in suicide prevention and to raise awareness that much still needs to...
Director's Corner
July 01, 2015
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) continues to work toward fulfilling a vision of a nation free from the tragedy...
Director's Corner
May 07, 2015
In this guest post of the Director's Corner, Ken Norton describes the effects that a suicide death can have on others.
Director's Corner
April 07, 2015
The suicide rate in the United States has remained fairly constant since the end of World War II. This has led some to ask the question, “What more...
Director's Corner
March 05, 2015
Zero Suicide is a systematic approach to preventing suicide in health care and behavioral health settings. The Zero Suicide approach is based on a...
Director's Corner
February 05, 2015
Last summer I had the privilege of participating in a SAMHSA-sponsored Technical Expert Panel on Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and Suicide...