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
October 11, 2019
Two public health advisor positions with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) have been posted to USAJOBS. The...
Weekly Spark
October 11, 2019
SPRC is pleased to announce the release of Prevention in Practice: Upstream Suicide Prevention in Connecticut Elementary Schools. In this five-minute...
Weekly Spark
October 11, 2019
Suicide attempt survivors can provide a valuable perspective on the factors that contribute to positive experiences with mental health care services...
Weekly Spark
October 11, 2019
MarketWatch Coworkers can play a key role in workplace suicide prevention. Experts recommend looking for signs of crisis in coworkers, such as...
Weekly Spark
October 11, 2019
WGBH A recent lawsuit is raising questions about colleges’ role in preventing suicide on campus. After Harvard University student Luke Tang attempted...
Weekly Spark
October 11, 2019
Zero Suicide Institute (ZSI) at Education Development Center (EDC) has released Best and Promising Practices for the Implementation of Zero Suicide...
Weekly Spark
October 11, 2019
Active Minds has released two new resources to engage students in efforts to address mental health on campus: (1) Recommendations to Shape a Positive...
Weekly Spark
October 04, 2019
NPR A proposal for a three-digit suicide hotline could help advance prevention efforts. Based on a law passed in 2018, the Federal Communications...
Weekly Spark
October 04, 2019
KTLA Los Angeles County has passed a motion requiring coroners and medical examiners to track suicide and violent deaths among LGBTQ people...
Weekly Spark
October 04, 2019
The Irish Times Northern Ireland has released a new five-year suicide prevention strategy. Aiming to reduce the suicide rate 10 percent by 2024, the...
Weekly Spark
October 04, 2019
The Trevor Project (Trevor) has released Policies to Protect Youth: Suicide Prevention in New York State Schools. It provides a comprehensive review...
From the Field
October 02, 2019
Minnesota gathers, analyzes, and disseminates high-quality data on suicide prevention across the state. In 2015, Minnesota passed legislation...
From the Field
October 02, 2019
Arizona has developed a comprehensive crisis care infrastructure that includes the following: A peer-operated warmline to support people who are...
Weekly Spark
September 27, 2019
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has released the 2019 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report. It includes the most recent...
Weekly Spark
September 27, 2019
Between 2013 and 2017, Utah’s suicide rate was significantly higher among individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) than in the non-ASD...