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 09, 2019
NPR Loneliness, grief, and chronic health issues may contribute to increased suicide risk among older adults. Life changes linked to aging, such as...
Weekly Spark
August 09, 2019
VC Star Ventura County is involving local bartenders in suicide prevention. Through a program called Bartenders as Gatekeepers, the county behavioral...
Weekly Spark
August 09, 2019
SPRC’s webinar on addressing serious mental illness and suicide in health and behavioral health care settings is now available online. It discusses...
Weekly Spark
August 09, 2019
The Children’s Safety Network (CSN) webinar on screening youth for suicide risk is now available online. It presents data on youth suicide and...
Weekly Spark
August 09, 2019
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has released a funding opportunity announcement for patient-centered comparative clinical...
Weekly Spark
August 02, 2019
SPRC is pleased to announce the release of two revised and redesigned information sheets to help high school teachers and mental health providers...
Weekly Spark
August 02, 2019
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Task Force has released an updated Hope...
Weekly Spark
August 02, 2019
Degree of exposure to a peer-led suicide prevention program depends on individual student characteristics and closeness to peer leaders. Sources of...
Weekly Spark
August 02, 2019
Vox Police officers and firefighters are more likely to die by suicide than in the line of duty, according to research. Experts suggest that chronic...
Weekly Spark
August 02, 2019
Second Wave Michigan Michigan is taking steps to integrate its behavioral and physical health care. Later this year, the state Department of Health...
Weekly Spark
August 02, 2019
Futurity For the first time, people with lived experience were consulted on the most widely used diagnostic system for mental disorders. Researchers...
Weekly Spark
August 02, 2019
The Children’s Safety Network (CSN) has released Evidence-Based and Evidence-Informed Strategies for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention. This...
Weekly Spark
August 02, 2019
The Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention (ICRC-S) webinar on systems approaches and social connectedness is now available online...
Weekly Spark
July 26, 2019
Comprehensive, community-based youth suicide prevention approaches, like the Garrett Lee Smith Youth Suicide Prevention Program, can continue to...
Weekly Spark
July 26, 2019
CNN In the year since Anthony Bourdain’s suicide death, the restaurant industry has increased its prevention efforts. The celebrity chef drew...