Suicide Prevention News and Comment

SPNAC Content Available as Editor Begins New Ventures


SPNAC (Suicide Prevention News and Comment) was edited and updated regularly from October 2008 to March 2010 by Franklin Cook of Unified Community Solutions. Now — even though new posts are no longer being added — the blog’s content is still available because a number of stories continue to attract readers and comments. For a time, approval of comments being made was “on hold,” but comments are once again being moderated.

Franklin blogs about his current endeavors — especially on topics related to suicide bereavement and helping survivors of suicide loss — at You may contact Franklin by email for more information.

The two posts at left will remain on SPNAC’s front page for the time being:

Listed below are the top dozen most-read posts from SPNAC:

  1. “Please Stop Saying, ‘Suicide is a permanent solution …'”:
  2. “Youth Suicide among Native Americans Linked to Colonialism”:
  3. “‘Cyberbullying not epidemic … not killing our children'”:
  4. “The Last Word on the Financial Crisis and Suicide Prevention”:
  5. “Edwin Shneidman’s Meditations on Death Are Full of Life”:
  6. “Culture of Stigma Is a Key Cause of Military, Veteran Suicides”:
  7. “‘Seven Pounds'” Is Guilty of Irresponsibility with Suicide”:
  8. “Dylan Klebold’s Mom Is a Survivor of Suicide Loss”:
  9. “Links to Suicide Grief Stories: May 4, 2009”:
  10. “Links to Suicide Grief Stories: March 8, 2010”:
  11. “‘Badge of Life’ Works To Counter Police Trauma, Suicide”:
  12. “Military Widow: After Suicide, ‘The family is chastised, too'”:

All of the content on SPNAC will continue to be made available as long as there is an interest in some of the posts and WordPress continues to provide this basic service for free.