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 01, 2015
Doryn Chervin looks back on the accomplishments of last 18 months of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention.
Director's Corner
May 07, 2015
Ken Norton of NAMI NH writes about the critical importance of effective postvention.
Director's Corner
April 07, 2015
Jerry Reed outlines four strategies that we need to take to scale to reduce the burden of suicide and suicidal behaviors.
Director's Corner
March 05, 2015
Michael Hogan summarizes five strategies critical to implementing the Zero Suicide approach and reducing suicides in healthcare settings .
Director's Corner
February 05, 2015
Jerry Reed reflects on his recent experience at an expert panel on suicide prevention and the prevention of intimate partner violence.
Director's Corner
January 05, 2015
John Draper looks back upon the first ten years of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
Director's Corner
December 15, 2014
Jerry Reed introduces the SPARK Talks – a series of short videos from SPRC designed to provoke conversation, innovation, and action.
Director's Corner
October 07, 2014
Bradley Karlin outlines the special challenges of preventing suicide among adults 65 years of age and older.
Director's Corner
September 04, 2014
In keeping with the “One World Connected” theme of World Suicide Prevention Day 2014, Jerry Reed writes about connectedness in suicide prevention.
Director's Corner
August 08, 2014
Jerry Reed introduces an important new resource from the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention.
Director's Corner
July 07, 2014
Jerry Reed reports on the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s first Zero Suicide Academy.
Director's Corner
June 04, 2014
Jerry Reed reflects upon the impact of Senator Gordon Smith on suicide prevention as Senator Smith steps down as co-chair of the Action Alliance.
Director's Corner
April 30, 2014
The history and contribution of the suicide attempt surviviors movement is the subject of a guest column by DeQuincy Lezine.
Director's Corner
April 07, 2014
Anara Guard writes about what we can learn about suicide prevention from several innovative initiatives taking place in the state of California.
Director's Corner
March 07, 2014
NIMH Director Thomas Insel announces two new initiatives supporting the Prioritized Research Agenda for Suicide Prevention.