News & 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 leadership and guest authors.
  • From the Field, innovative activities being implemented in states, communities, healthcare organizations, and other settings.

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Director's Corner

Preventing Suicide among Men in the Middle Years

December 02, 2016
In gatekeeper training, we learn to ask a hard question: Have you been thinking about suicide? I would like to...
Director's Corner

Senator Harry Reid: A Lifetime of Service to Suicide Prevention

November 04, 2016
When the 114th Congress adjourns in January, it will mark the end of the congressional career of Senator Harry Reid...
Director's Corner

Mental Health Courts: Raising the Bar for Suicide Prevention

October 07, 2016
In 1997, Broward County Florida established the first mental health court in the United States. This court was created to...
Director's Corner

Changing the Conversation

September 02, 2016
September is an important month for suicide prevention. World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10, 2016) and National Suicide Prevention Week...
Director's Corner, Weekly Spark

Working with Native Communities

August 04, 2016
To effectively prevent suicide among American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN), we must learn to appreciate the uniqueness and build...
Director's Corner

The New

July 08, 2016
The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) is proud to announce the launch of its new website, which was designed to...
Director's Corner

Prevention-Oriented Suicide Risk Assessment: Planning Not Prediction

May 05, 2016
Most clinicians-in-training learn to summarize suicide risk in a categorical probability judgment expressed as low, moderate, or high, often with...
Director's Corner

Will 2016 Be the Year Our Candidates Get Serious About Mental Health and Addiction?

April 07, 2016
Originally published February 23, 2016 on Presidential candidates from both political parties have told stories about friends and family...
Director's Corner

Charting a Course for Suicide Prevention

March 03, 2016
Originally published February 11, 2016 on Making the connection between mental health, substance abuse, and suicide prevention If EDC’s...
Director's Corner

Protecting Your Patients and Yourself

February 04, 2016
Zero Suicide represents a commitment to identify, protect, and treat people who are at risk of suicide. Central to this...
Director's Corner

Identity as Strength among LGBTQ Youth

January 07, 2016
LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning) youth are four times more likely to attempt suicide than their heterosexual peers....