Read updates from the Suicide Prevention Resource Center

Suicide Has Been Deadlier Than Combat for the Military The New York Times Efforts are underway to understand and address suicide among military service members and veterans. Experts agree that rising suicide rates in this population require multiple prevention strategies, including reducing access to firearms and providing culturally competent health care. Many also say the […]

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Read NIDA’s Helpful Factsheet on Electronic Cigarettes

What are electronic cigarettes? Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, e-vaporizers, or electronic nicotine delivery systems, are battery-operated devices that people use to inhale an aerosol, which typically contains nicotine (though not always), flavorings, and other chemicals. They can resemble traditional tobacco cigarettes (cig-a-likes), cigars, or pipes, or even everyday items like pens or USB memory sticks. […]

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Read the latest Weekly Spark newsletter by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)

Director’s Corner Building a Lasting Foundation for Suicide Prevention Elly Stout, MS; Julie Ebin, EdM This Suicide Prevention Month, we are reaching out to those who are struggling and remembering those we’ve lost. It is also a time for us to collectively recommit to preventing suicide over the long term. While September’s efforts are important, […]

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New Recommendations for State Suicide Prevention Infrastructure

SPRC is excited to release the first-ever recommendations for State Suicide Prevention Infrastructure. Developed with an advisory panel of experts and stakeholders, the guidelines lay out essential infrastructure elements for advancing state suicide prevention efforts. They are designed to help state policy leaders assess the status of their current infrastructure and guide policymaking, funding, and administrative […]

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2020 Marijuana Ballot Initiative Submitted To Arizona Secretary of State

The first marijuana-related ballot initiative for the 2020 election has been officially filed with Arizona’s Secretary of State’s Office. The Smart And Safe Arizona Act has been submitted for the 2020 ballot. It would legalize recreational marijuana for adults 21 and over. The initiative sets restrictions on where marijuana can be smoked, prohibits operating vehicles, […]

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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will be Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

National Take-Back Day is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs. The last Take-Back Day brought in more than 900,000 pounds of unused or expired prescription medication. This brings the total amount of prescription drugs collected by DEA since the fall of 2010 to 10,878,950 pounds. Check DEA’s official Take Back Day website for […]

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