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
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
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...