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 23, 2019
SPRC is excited to release the first-ever recommendations for State Suicide Prevention Infrastructure. Developed with an advisory panel of experts...
Weekly Spark
August 23, 2019
Las Vegas Review-Journal As suicide among wildland firefighters appears to increase, federal agencies are working to address it. While there is a...
Weekly Spark
August 23, 2019
Quartz In response to rising suicide rates, the U.S. Air Force has ordered a daylong stand down. Over the last six weeks of the summer, commanders...
Weekly Spark
August 23, 2019
Philly Voice New Jersey is launching a statewide program to prevent police officer suicide. The first of its kind in the U.S., the program aims to...
Weekly Spark
August 23, 2019
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released reports and detailed tables from the 2018 National Survey on Drug...
Weekly Spark
August 23, 2019
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has released its Report on the National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act of 2018. The report recommends...
Weekly Spark
August 23, 2019
Home Base is offering a multi-week course on caring for children of military families. Designed for clinicians working in mental health or pediatric...
Weekly Spark
August 23, 2019
The Jed Foundation (JED) is hosting a two-part webinar series on student mental health and the law. Presenters will discuss the legal issues that...
Weekly Spark
August 23, 2019
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is hosting a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” in honor of Suicide Prevention Month. Jane Pearson, Chair of...
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...
Weekly Spark
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...
Weekly Spark
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...
Weekly Spark
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...