Monthly Archives: May 2011

SPRC releases issue brief on suicide and bullying

SPRC is excited to announce their most recent publication, Suicide and Bullying: Issue Brief. This publication examines the relationship between suicide and bullying among children and adolescents, with special attention to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth. It also … Continue reading

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SPRC launches redesigned Suicide Prevention Online Training website and new online course

SPRC is pleased to announce that the Suicide Prevention Online Training website has been redesigned to include multimedia components and enhanced navigation features. In addition, SPRC is now offering a new online course, titled Choosing and Implementing a Suicide Prevention … Continue reading

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New York : Latinas’ high suicide tries worrisome, UPI, Apr. 1, 2011

Almost 15 percent of New York City Latina adolescents surveyed in 2009 reported that they had made a suicide attempt in the preceding year, compared to 10 percent of all teen girls in the city, according to the Centers for … Continue reading

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Army suicide prevention efforts raising privacy concerns, USA Today, Mar. 31, 2011

n an effort to help prevent suicide, the U.S. Army is implementing new standards for release of soldiers’ medical information to commanders. The new directive requires doctors to provide a list of soldiers’ medical appointments to commanders, without disclosing the … Continue reading

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Institute of Medicine releases The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) People: Building a Foundation for Better Understanding.

In this report, the Institute of Medicine urges researchers to proactively engage lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in health studies and collect data on these populations to identify and better understand health conditions that affect them. The scarcity of … Continue reading

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SAMHSA releases Leading Change: A Plan for SAMHSA’s Roles and Actions 2011-2014

Developed from months of public discussion and input from a wide variety of SAMHSA’s stakeholders, Leading change provides an overview of SAMHSA’s goals and priorities as set forth in SAMHSA’s eight strategic initiatives, as well as action steps for reducing … Continue reading

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SPRC/AAS report addresses how to reduce risk after patients leave emergency departments and hospitals

SPRC and the American Association of Suicidology are pleased to announce the release of Continuity of Care for Suicide Prevention and Research, a comprehensive report offering recommendations for the ongoing care of patients at risk for suicide who have been … Continue reading

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Suicide Risk and the Criminal Justice System

Webb, R. T., Qin P., Stevens H., Mortensen P. B., Appleby, L., Shaw, J. (2011). National study of suicide in all people with a criminal justice history. Archives of General Psychiatry. A study in Denmark concluded that the population that … Continue reading

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Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention requests suggestions for revisions of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (NSSP)

The NSSP Revision Task Force of the Action Alliance invites Weekly Spark readers and others to offer their thoughts on the landmark 2001 document, the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. This is an opportunity to participate in the development of … Continue reading

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SPRC and AFSP announce the release of a new resource to help schools cope after a suicide

Developed by a team of national experts, After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools draws on scientific research and best practices, discusses warning signs and risk factors for suicide and emphasizes that schools should inform students about the connection between … Continue reading

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