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
May 26, 2017
A recent commentary in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine suggests that the prevention of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) is “a...
Weekly Spark
May 26, 2017
NBC News White men between the ages of 45 and 65 account for a disproportionate share of the country’s suicide deaths. According to experts, men are...
Weekly Spark
May 26, 2017
Mashable Facebook has announced that it is partnering with The Trevor Project to prevent suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and...
Weekly Spark
May 26, 2017
Hartford Courant The University of Hartford recently held an event to promote awareness about mental health and suicide prevention on campus. The...
Weekly Spark
May 26, 2017
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Services Research and Development Service (HSR&D) is hosting a webinar on cognitive behavior...
Weekly Spark
May 26, 2017
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released a funding opportunity announcement for investigators to integrate and analyze datasets in a cost...
Weekly Spark
May 26, 2017
The Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation and Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation have released a policy paper on suicide, which was produced...
Weekly Spark
May 26, 2017
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) has released a statement to reporters covering the death of Chris Cornell. It...
Weekly Spark
May 19, 2017
SPRC has compiled a list of commonly asked questions about the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, along with resources to help parents, schools, members...
Weekly Spark
May 19, 2017
A 2012 study revealed that implementation of the Mental Health Environment of Care Checklist (MHEOCC) reduced the suicide rate in Department of...
Weekly Spark
May 19, 2017
KQED Medical schools and residency programs across the country are increasing efforts to prevent suicide and promote mental health among students and...
Weekly Spark
May 19, 2017
Casper Star Tribune Since the passage of a 2014 law, Wyoming school districts have provided regular training in suicide prevention to education staff...
Weekly Spark
May 19, 2017
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is accepting applications for...
Weekly Spark
May 19, 2017
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is hosting a monthly webinar series on communities that are working to improve...
Weekly Spark
May 12, 2017
Medscape New research suggests that a combination of brief emergency department interventions administered during and after a visit can reduce future...