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
November 02, 2018
The Repository Health officials in Stark County, Ohio, have released a report on youth suicide. The report includes findings from a survey of more...
Weekly Spark
November 02, 2018
NPR A new landmark report calls for greater investment in mental health care worldwide. The report comes from the Lancet Commission on Global Mental...
Weekly Spark
October 26, 2018
Construction industry workers are at higher risk for suicide than many other occupational groups. This can be partly explained by the prejudice...
Weekly Spark
October 26, 2018
U.S. News & World Report Efforts are increasing to help support children who have experienced trauma. Some health care facilities are integrating...
Weekly Spark
October 26, 2018
INTO Nearly 90 percent of California school districts have suicide prevention policies in place, according to a new report from The Trevor Project...
Weekly Spark
October 26, 2018
CNBC A new study suggests many first-year college students have struggled with mental health issues. Researchers surveyed nearly 14,000 freshmen from...
Weekly Spark
October 26, 2018
The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety has published two articles on suicide in hospital settings. They discuss new data and the...
Weekly Spark
October 26, 2018
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has released a request for information on current clinical experience using ketamine to prevent...
Weekly Spark
October 26, 2018
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released its strategic plan for fiscal years 2019 to 2023. The plan...
Weekly Spark
October 26, 2018
The American Association of Suicidology (AAS) has released a toolkit to help support individuals with autism during a crisis. It includes guidance...
Weekly Spark
October 26, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched a new online training to help prevent adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). It...
Weekly Spark
October 26, 2018
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is holding National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to collect and safely dispose of unwanted medications...
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,...