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

SPARK Talks—Short, Provocative, Action-oriented, Realistic, and Knowledgeable videos of leaders in the suicide prevention movement—are another source of information on current issues in the field.

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Weekly Spark
April 20, 2018
SPRC is pleased to announce the release of the second edition of After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools. Developed in collaboration with the American...
Weekly Spark
April 20, 2018
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) has released a new report, Recommended Standard Care for People with Suicide...
Weekly Spark
April 20, 2018
Compared to deaths by overtly violent methods, such as gunshot or hanging, drug intoxication deaths are more likely to be classified as “undetermined...
Weekly Spark
April 20, 2018
EurekAlert! A recent study found that transgender youth who were able to use their chosen names in multiple contexts had a lower risk of depression...
Weekly Spark
April 20, 2018
Indianapolis Star In August, Indianapolis launched a Mobile Crisis Assistance Team (MCAT) to respond to mental health-related emergencies. Made up of...
Weekly Spark
April 20, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released data on suicide rates by race/ethnicity. From 2015 to 2016, the age-adjusted...
Weekly Spark
April 20, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a report on the timeliness of death certificate data for suicides. It evaluates the...
Weekly Spark
April 20, 2018
The National LGBT Health Education Center (Education Center) is hosting a webinar on suicide in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)...
Weekly Spark
April 13, 2018
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Suicide Prevention has released a new podcast interview with Jerry Reed,...
Weekly Spark
April 13, 2018
Adolescents and young adults treated for nonfatal self-harm are at increased risk for suicide death. In this high-risk group, American Indians and...
Weekly Spark
April 13, 2018
USA Today Six months after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico residents are struggling with their mental health. Between August and January, suicide...
Weekly Spark
April 13, 2018
The Berkshire Eagle Massachusetts schools are working to stop gun violence before it starts. Using the social and emotional learning model, many...
Weekly Spark
April 13, 2018
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has launched the Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center. The new center aims...
Weekly Spark
April 13, 2018
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for Assertive Community Treatment grants. The grants...
Weekly Spark
April 13, 2018
The Military Suicide Research Consortium (MSRC) is accepting letters of intent for clinical and non-clinical research studies. Submissions are due...