News and 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 Director Elly Stout and guest authors
  • From the Field, innovative activities being implemented in states, communities, healthcare organizations, and other settings
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Weekly Spark
June 22, 2018
Our new seven-minute video describes the PSS-3, a tool developed by the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Weekly Spark
June 22, 2018
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has released a report on its most recent analysis of veteran suicide data for all 50 states and the...
Weekly Spark
June 22, 2018
A systematic review of the literature on railway suicides and trespassing accidents found that despite more than 35 years of research, there is still...
Weekly Spark
June 22, 2018
Health National data suggest that the suicide rate is rising faster among women than men. A recent report from the National Center for Health...
Weekly Spark
June 22, 2018
The Arctic Sounder A recent research article highlights the suicide prevention efforts of indigenous communities in Northwest Alaska. The region has...
Weekly Spark
June 22, 2018
The Epoch Times An indigenous organization in Saskatchewan has released a suicide prevention strategy. Developed by the Federation of Sovereign...
Weekly Spark
June 22, 2018
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released two-page fact sheets on suicide prevention and addressing the...
Weekly Spark
June 22, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has released a data brief on age-adjusted national...
Weekly Spark
June 22, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released 2017 data from the national Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS). The...
Weekly Spark
June 22, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released national data on homicide and suicide death rates among people ages 15 to 19...
Weekly Spark
June 22, 2018
The American Medical Association (AMA) has adopted a policy aimed at increasing awareness of suicide risk among the public, medical students, and...
Weekly Spark
June 15, 2018
This webinar from SAMHSA's CAPT and SPRC will explore the relationship of chronic pain to opioid abuse, overdose, and suicide.
Weekly Spark
June 15, 2018
Research suggests that suicide-related Instagram posts may not be adhering to best practices for preventing contagion (i.e., suicide risk associated...
Weekly Spark
June 15, 2018
NBC News As the country grapples with recent high-profile suicide deaths, prevention experts emphasize that suicide is complex. They recommend using...
Weekly Spark
June 15, 2018
NPR New findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shed light on U.S. state-level suicide trends. Data from 1999 to 2016 show...