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
August 17, 2018
Electronic health record data, combined with responses to self-report questionnaires, may be able to predict risk of suicide attempt and death in the...
Weekly Spark
August 17, 2018
Health Suicide attempt survivors are sharing their unique insights to spread empathy for those who are struggling. They recommend talking with anyone...
Weekly Spark
August 17, 2018
USA Today Calls to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline doubled between 2014 and 2017. The federally funded crisis hotline includes a network of...
Weekly Spark
August 17, 2018
WLRN Following Hurricane Irma, the Florida Keys have seen an increase in suicide rates. While the region had a higher than average suicide rate...
Weekly Spark
August 17, 2018
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has released the latest issue of its Honoring Health newsletter, which features suicide prevention...
Weekly Spark
August 17, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released Spanish versions of its technical packages for suicide and youth violence...
Weekly Spark
August 10, 2018
Looking for ways to observe Suicide Prevention Month? This two-page resource offers information to help anyone, anywhere get involved. In September,...
Director's Corner
August 10, 2018
I often reflect on how fortunate we are, in suicide prevention and related fields, to work with such compassionate people, dedicated to reducing...
Weekly Spark
August 10, 2018
HuffPost People from racial and ethnic minority groups are less likely to receive mental health care than the rest of the population, according to...
Weekly Spark
August 10, 2018
KMBC 9 News Children’s Mercy Hospital in Missouri is screening its patients for suicide risk. The Kansas City medical center has implemented routine...
Weekly Spark
August 10, 2018
Daily Camera News A Colorado library is offering a new resource to help patrons talk about mental health. The Longmont Public Library, in...
Weekly Spark
August 10, 2018
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released its 2017 national outcomes evaluation of the Garrett Lee Smith...
Weekly Spark
August 03, 2018
Want to build strategic partnerships to improve your state or community’s suicide prevention efforts? Our Virtual Learning Lab: State Suicide...
Weekly Spark
August 03, 2018
A national study found that about one-third of homes with children and firearms follow safe storage practices recommended by the American Academy of...
Weekly Spark
August 03, 2018
Reuters An intensive therapy may effectively reduce teen suicide risk, a new study suggests. Adolescents with a history of self-harm, suicide...