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
September 08, 2017
Jerry Reed asks faith communities to join us to help prevent suicide during the National Day of Prayer for Faith, Hope, & Life (September 8-10, 2017).
Director's Corner
August 04, 2017
Jerry Reed shines a spotlight on two SPRC resources that can help high school teachers and students prevent suicide.
Director's Corner
July 07, 2017
Colleen Carr and Jerry Reed ask you to use September to spread the word about simple actions that can prevent suicide and save lives.
Director's Corner
June 02, 2017
Jerry Reed argues that the key to reducing the suicide rate is sustaining our commitment to and investment in prevention.
Director's Corner
May 05, 2017
Jerry Reed introduces a new SPRC publication that will help you create linguistically and culturally competent suicide prevention materials.
Director's Corner
April 07, 2017
In this month’s guest column, Jarrod Hindman writes about the impact of traditional definitions and constructs of masculinity on suicide among men.
Director's Corner
March 03, 2017
Jerry Reed writes about the shift in suicide care to a responsibility shared by individual providers and the health care systems in which they work.
Director's Corner
February 03, 2017
The suicide prevention field unites to reduce the annual suicide rate 20 percent by 2025.
Director's Corner
January 06, 2017
Jo Anne Sirey describes the factors that make older adults especially vulnerable to suicide and how we can reach seniors and reduce their risk.
Director's Corner
December 02, 2016
Dr. Jeff Sung asks some hard questions about preventing suicide among men in the middle years.
Director's Corner
November 04, 2016
Jerry Reed reflects on Senator Harry Reid's contributions to the field of suicide prevention as the Senator prepares to retire.
Director's Corner
October 07, 2016
Judge Ginger Lerner-Wren reflects on her experience with mental health courts and the role of the Zero Suicide approach in the judicial system.
Director's Corner
September 02, 2016
On World Suicide Prevention Day 2016, Jerry Reed reminds us of the importance of changing—and expanding—the conversation about suicide.
Director's Corner
Weekly Spark
August 04, 2016
Doreen Bird explains why and how to involve the community when developing suicide prevention programs for American Indians and Alaska Natives.
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.