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. Check out Prevention in Practice stories that highlight innovation in suicide prevention and Surveillance Success Stories, which focus on using data to inform suicide prevention efforts.
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Weekly Spark
August 16, 2019
Looking for ways to observe Suicide Prevention Month? This two-page resource offers information to help anyone, anywhere get involved. In September,...
Weekly Spark
August 16, 2019
A recent review described what is known about the link between unintentional overdose and suicide and provided recommendations for addressing both...
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August 16, 2019
NPR NPR is increasing its efforts to follow expert recommendations for reporting on suicide. According to Public Editor Elizabeth Jensen, the media...
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August 16, 2019
The New York Times A New York City program is using peer support to increase access to mental health services. The program is modeled after the...
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August 16, 2019
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released a tip sheet to help organizations develop suicide prevention...
Weekly Spark
August 16, 2019
The Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) Network has launched a National School Mental Health Curriculum for states, districts, and...
Weekly Spark
August 16, 2019
The Mental Health Academy (MHA) and its partners are hosting a free online Suicide Prevention Summit from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on September 14 and 15.
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August 16, 2019
The U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) has released a blog post highlighting the Henry Ford Health System’s (Henry Ford)...
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August 16, 2019
The U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) has released a new infographic that presents recent mental health data from...
Weekly Spark
August 16, 2019
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched an online training for mental health professionals on preventing adverse childhood...
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August 16, 2019
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DOD) have announced that they will convene a suicide prevention conference...
Weekly Spark
August 16, 2019
The National Council for Behavioral Health (National Council) has released a new report, Mass Violence in America: Causes, Impacts, and Solutions.
Weekly Spark
August 09, 2019
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) is hosting a webinar on partnering with faith communities to promote faith,...
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August 09, 2019
Researchers have found that states with stronger firearms laws have lower suicide rates overall and lower suicide rates by firearm. In states with...
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August 09, 2019
HR Dive A mental health coalition has launched a workplace assessment for employers. The Center for Workplace Mental Health, Mental Health America (...