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 Jerry Reed 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
September 23, 2016
SPRC has launched a new online course, Preventing Suicide in Emergency Department Patients. This self-paced course teaches health care professionals...
Weekly Spark
September 23, 2016
This webinar will include the presentations, “Opportunities for the Strategic Use of Suicide Prevention Communications” and “Sleep Disturbance and...
Weekly Spark
September 23, 2016
The authors of a review of the research on firearm availability and firearm suicide concluded that “firearm restrictions, including permit to...
Weekly Spark
September 23, 2016
University of Chicago News While social connectedness is generally considered to play a protective role in suicide risk, recent research suggests...
Weekly Spark
September 23, 2016
Watertown Daily Times The New York State Office of Mental Health has announced a statewide plan to integrate suicide prevention into health care...
Weekly Spark
September 23, 2016
ScienceDaily According to a study recently published in JAMA Psychiatry, parental history of mental illness is associated with an increased risk of...
Weekly Spark
September 23, 2016
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Public Health Agency of Canada, and the Mental Health Commission of...
Weekly Spark
September 23, 2016
The Center for the Study and Prevention of Injury, Violence, and Suicide within EDC’s Health and Human Development Division has an opening for a...
Weekly Spark
September 23, 2016
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released a report on suicidal thoughts and behavior among adults based on...
Weekly Spark
September 23, 2016
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality has released a report on...
Weekly Spark
September 23, 2016
CARF International has announced the release of a complimentary resource for health and human service providers titled Quality Practice Notice on...
Weekly Spark
September 23, 2016
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has issued the following funding opportunity announcements: Applied Research Toward Zero Suicide...
Weekly Spark
September 16, 2016
A large study in Denmark, Sweden, and Finland found that people who experienced the death of a parent before age 18 had an increased risk of suicide...
Weekly Spark
September 16, 2016
The Christian Science Monitor In an attempt to curb high rates of firearm suicide, gun rights advocates and mental health experts across the U.S. are...
Weekly Spark
September 16, 2016
WBUR Starting this fall, Wellesley College will implement a suicide prevention intervention for Asian American students that will include culturally...