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 Elly Stout 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
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.
Director's Corner
May 05, 2016
Anthony Pisani writes about a new model of understanding and assessing suicide risk in clinical and health care settings.
Director's Corner
April 07, 2016
David Satcher, Patrick Kennedy, and Jerry Reed write about steps we can take to help people recovery from mental illness and substance abuse.
Director's Corner
March 03, 2016
Jerry Reed is interviewed about the connections among mental health, substance abuse, and suicide prevention.
Director's Corner
February 04, 2016
Skip Simpson JD explores how recording accurate information about patients can help clinicians prevent suicide and protect themselves from law suits.
Director's Corner
January 07, 2016
Ashby Dodge of the Trevor Project writes about strength-based approaches to preventing suicide among LGBTQ youth.
Director's Corner
December 03, 2015
Barb Gay writes about the contribution that persons with lived experience can make to the field of suicide prevention.
Director's Corner
November 06, 2015
Robert Gebbia previews the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s plans for this year’s International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day.
Director's Corner
October 01, 2015
Kana Encomoto, Kathy Greenlee, and Jerry Reed introduce Preventing Emotional Health and Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for Senior Centers.
Director's Corner
September 03, 2015
Jerry Reed writes about the importance of World Suicide Prevention Day and National Suicide Prevention Week.
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.