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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Director's Corner
September 13, 2019
This month's Director's Corner talks about how to build a stronger state suicide prevention infrastructure.
Weekly Spark
September 13, 2019
Indianapolis Recorder A faith-based program in Indianapolis is offering a safe space for people affected by suicide and mental health issues. Located...
Weekly Spark
September 13, 2019
SBS News Australia’s first suicide prevention advisor is calling for a culturally competent approach to addressing suicide. Christine Morgan is...
Weekly Spark
September 13, 2019
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and its partners have released Model School District Policy on Suicide Prevention: Model...
Weekly Spark
September 13, 2019
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is holding its annual Recovery Month to increase awareness of mental and...
Weekly Spark
September 06, 2019
Suicide Prevention Month is here! Check out our two-page resource to find out how to get involved. Throughout September, we encourage you to take...
Weekly Spark
September 06, 2019
From 2011 to 2015, psychiatric emergency department (ED) visits increased by 28% (from 31.3 to 40.2 per 1,000) for U.S. youth ages 6 to 24...
Weekly Spark
September 06, 2019
Inside Higher Ed A new study found that transgender and gender-nonconforming students are four times more likely to report mental health issues than...
Weekly Spark
September 06, 2019
AP News A program in upstate New York is working to prevent suicide among youth in the juvenile justice system. Developed by Columbia University...
Weekly Spark
September 06, 2019
Education Development Center (EDC) has launched its Innovations blog featuring a new post from SPRC Director Elly Stout. It discusses the importance...
Weekly Spark
September 06, 2019
SPRC has an opening for a full-time prevention specialist to provide consultation and support to state, tribal, and campus suicide prevention...
Weekly Spark
September 06, 2019
The Children’s Safety Network (CSN) has released a paper on leveraging funding sources and partnerships in child and adolescent injury prevention. It...
Weekly Spark
September 06, 2019
Active Minds has released a call for applications for the 2020 Healthy Campus Award. The Healthy Campus Award champions schools that are taking a...
Weekly Spark
September 06, 2019
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Veteran Suicide Prevention has released a new podcast interview with clinical...
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...