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
January 05, 2015
The tenth anniversary of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides an opportunity to look back and ask “What have we accomplished?” The first...
Director's Corner
December 15, 2014
I am pleased to be able to use this Director’s Corner to introduce the SPARK Talks, a new and special resource from SPRC. These Short, Provocative,...
Director's Corner
October 07, 2014
Suicide among older adults (individuals 65+) is a major public health concern. While the overall suicide rate among older adults has declined...
Director's Corner
September 04, 2014
The theme of this year’s World Suicide Prevention Day/National Suicide Prevention Week is Suicide Prevention: One World Connected. The importance of...
Director's Corner
August 08, 2014
Each September, World Suicide Prevention Day and National Suicide Prevention Week provide special opportunities to bring our message of prevention to...
Director's Corner
July 07, 2014
From June 26-27, 2014, SPRC was honored to host the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s first Zero Suicide Academy. During this...
Director's Corner
June 04, 2014
On June 3, 2014, Senator Gordon H. Smith stepped down as the private sector co-chair of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, a...
Director's Corner
April 30, 2014
Dr. DeQuincy Lezine is President and CEO of Prevention Communities, and a suicide attempt survivor. He serves on the SPRC Steering Committee, the...
Director's Corner
April 07, 2014
Anara lives and works in California The State of California has a long history of innovation in suicide prevention. In 1958 Edwin Schneidman founded...
Director's Corner
March 07, 2014
Director, NIMH More than 38,000 Americans died by suicide in 2010, the most recent year for which we have national data. This makes suicide, once...
Director's Corner
March 07, 2014
Private Sector Co-lead, Research Prioritization Task Force, National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention; Representative, National Council for...
Director's Corner
February 07, 2014
It’s time to talk about the big picture. The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention has set an aspirational goal of saving 20,000 lives over...
Director's Corner
January 06, 2014
This story begins with a sign. In November, 2013, I was at the Trenton, New Jersey Amtrak Station waiting to take the train back to Washington, D.C...
Director's Corner
December 06, 2013
For the past four years, SPRC has served as the Executive Secretariat for the Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. The Alliance and its task...
Director's Corner
November 07, 2013
In September I attended the International Association for Suicide Prevention 2013 World Congress in Oslo, Norway. More than 800 delegates were in...