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 19, 2018
Suicide deaths among inmates are less likely to occur when correctional facility mental health staff are aware of their past and current...
Weekly Spark
October 19, 2018
CNBC American companies are taking steps to address rising employee mental health costs. According to recent data, employers’ annual mental health...
Weekly Spark
October 19, 2018
apolitical Colorado plans to roll out a comprehensive suicide prevention strategy in the first half of 2019. Using data to analyze suicide trends,...
Weekly Spark
October 19, 2018
The Spectrum A recent report offered recommendations to strengthen Utah’s suicide prevention efforts. Prepared by the Utah Foundation, the report...
Weekly Spark
October 19, 2018
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is hosting a webinar on the intersection of suicide and opioid abuse...
Weekly Spark
October 19, 2018
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has a released a Spanish version of its suicide prevention toolkit for senior...
Weekly Spark
October 19, 2018
The Military Suicide Research Consortium (MSRC) is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to research suicidal behavior. The fellow will be located at Harvard...
Weekly Spark
October 12, 2018
SPRC is pleased to announce the release of its latest Surveillance Success Story, which comes from the state of Tennessee. This story details how...
Weekly Spark
October 12, 2018
SPRC has an opening for a full-time prevention specialist on the Grantee and State Initiatives Team. The person in this position will provide...
Weekly Spark
October 12, 2018
A national study found that one in three U.S. veteran gun owners stores at least one gun loaded and unlocked in their home. Gun storage practices...
Weekly Spark
October 12, 2018
NPR The largest national study of its kind found that some groups are at increased risk of adverse childhood experiences. Researchers used data from...
Weekly Spark
October 12, 2018
NBC News Gun industry members across the U.S. are teaming up with public health experts to prevent suicide. Their collaboration started in 2009, when...
Weekly Spark
October 12, 2018
Magic Valley Idaho is taking a comprehensive approach to addressing its increased suicide rates. The state strategic plan includes a call to...
Weekly Spark
October 12, 2018
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded $61.1 million in suicide prevention funding. Recipients include...
Weekly Spark
October 12, 2018
The National Health Service Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) and RI International have released a report on urgent and emergency psychiatric health...