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
March 20, 2020
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s (Action Alliance) Lethal Means Stakeholder Group has released Lethal Means & Suicide...
Weekly Spark
March 20, 2020
BBC The unprecedented amount of uncertainty due to coronavirus and the constant news about it are taxing people’s mental health, especially those...
Weekly Spark
March 20, 2020
Science Magazine The social distancing needed to address the coronavirus pandemic does not come naturally to human beings. “The coronavirus . . . is...
Weekly Spark
March 20, 2020
Stateline Most people in a mental health- or drug-related crisis, who are picked up by law enforcement for a misdemeanor, are taken straight to a...
Weekly Spark
March 18, 2020
SPRC has compiled a selection of web pages and information sheets on mental health and coping with the effects of COVID-19.
Weekly Spark
March 06, 2020
Education Development Center (EDC) has released a new podcast interview with EDC’s Jerry Reed and Kristen Quinlan. In the interview, they break down...
Weekly Spark
March 06, 2020
In this archived webinar, presenters explored SPRC’s newly released Data Infrastructure: Recommendations for State Suicide Prevention, a supplement...
Weekly Spark
March 06, 2020
CNN Some states are taking steps to reduce discrimination against law students with mental health conditions. To practice law, students must fill out...
Weekly Spark
March 06, 2020
Alaska Public Media A suicide prevention model implemented successfully with Alaska Native communities in the Northwest Arctic Borough is now being...
Weekly Spark
March 06, 2020
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released National Guidelines for Behavioral Health Crisis Care: Best...
Weekly Spark
March 06, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) to include 2018...
Weekly Spark
March 06, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is accepting applications for research grants to prevent firearms-related violence and injuries...
Weekly Spark
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...