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

Start with What You Know: Using Data for Suicide Prevention

December 01, 2017
As we approach the 18th anniversary of the first National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, that document’s strategic direction on data and...
Director's Corner

Help SPRC Help You

November 03, 2017
Elly Stout, MS, SPRC Director, Education Development Center, Inc. In my first Director’s Corner, I’m asking for your feedback: help...
Director's Corner

Passing the Torch

October 06, 2017
In my final Director’s Corner, I would like to introduce you to SPRC’s new director, Elly Stout. Although new to...
Director's Corner

Faith, Hope, & Life

September 08, 2017
September is the month when those of us who work in suicide prevention make a special effort to reach out...
Director's Corner

Get Ready for School

August 04, 2017
August is a time when many people head to the beach or mountains to take a well-deserved break from their...
Director's Corner

Looking Past the Complexity

July 07, 2017
We often describe suicide as a complex problem that requires complex solutions. But sometimes a simple gesture can make a...
Director's Corner

Sustaining Success

June 02, 2017
Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) staff have had the privilege of working with Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act (GLS) grantees for the...
Director's Corner

Learning from California

May 05, 2017
This month, I am proud to announce the publication of Creating Linguistically and Culturally Competent Suicide Prevention Materials. This new SPRC...
Director's Corner

Changing the Story

April 07, 2017
I’m a commuter. Twenty-five miles and approximately an hour (two or three when it snows) one way every day for...
Director's Corner

Changing the Prevention Paradigm

March 03, 2017
In 2012, I had the honor of working with former Surgeon General Regina Benjamin and a strong and able team...
Director's Corner

One Issue, One Goal

February 03, 2017
In January, the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) announced that it will join with others to reduce the annual...
Director's Corner

Community Interventions to Reduce Suicide in Later Life

January 06, 2017
We in the field of suicide prevention have worked hard to educate health care providers, policymakers, and the public about...