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 Announcement
February 28, 2020
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) Faith Communities Task Force is hosting a National Weekend of Prayer for Faith...
Weekly Spark
February 28, 2020
U.S. adults with a lifetime history of an eating disorder—anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or binge eating disorder—are at increased risk of having...
Weekly Spark
February 28, 2020
HealthDay According to a recent study, nurses are at increased risk for suicide. Using federal data, researchers compared suicide rates among nurses...
Weekly Spark
February 28, 2020
Nordic Labour Journal The Nordic Council Welfare Committee has released a proposal for preventing suicide in the region. The proposal aims to reduce...
Weekly Spark
February 28, 2020
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has released a notice of special interest to highlight research priorities for applying risk...
Weekly Spark
February 28, 2020
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Services Research & Development Service (HSR&D) is hosting a webinar on adapting and...
Weekly Spark
February 21, 2020
SPRC has released two new success stories featuring states that have built critical suicide prevention infrastructure: Read about Utah’s multifaceted...
Weekly Spark
February 21, 2020
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded suicide prevention funding to 16 U.S. colleges and universities...
Weekly Spark
February 21, 2020
A recent study looked at the suicide prevention or wellness programs offered by law enforcement agencies across the United States. Researchers then...
Weekly Spark
February 21, 2020
NBC News Initially set up to prevent school shootings, anonymous tip lines across the U.S. are now helping to address student suicide. More than 10...
Weekly Spark
February 21, 2020
Safe States Alliance (Safe States) is hosting a webinar on understanding and leveraging the power of digital and social media for suicide prevention...
Weekly Spark
February 21, 2020
The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) has released mortality data from state and federal prisons and local jails. The data show that from 2001 to...
Weekly Spark
February 14, 2020
U.S. News & World Report New findings suggest there may be a link between poverty and youth suicide. Researchers analyzed national data on nearly...
Weekly Spark
February 14, 2020
NPR Utah has banned conversion therapy for minors. Aimed at altering a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity, the practice is now illegal in...
Weekly Spark
February 14, 2020
SPRC has released the third issue of its State Suicide Prevention Infrastructure Update. The newsletter includes information on the latest content...