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

SPARK Talks—Short, Provocative, Action-oriented, Realistic, and Knowledgeable videos of leaders in the suicide prevention movement—are another source of information on current issues in the field.

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Weekly Spark
December 22, 2017
The Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention (ICRC-S) has released an online presentation on developing comprehensive, integrated...
Weekly Spark
December 22, 2017
A new study found that adults who had experienced adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) were more likely to have attempted suicide in their lifetime...
Weekly Spark
December 22, 2017
WANE The U.S. Armed Forces have implemented a new law that aims to prevent suicide among military service members. The Jacob Sexton Military Suicide...
Weekly Spark
December 22, 2017
Utah Department of Health News Suicide deaths among young people in Utah have increased, according to a recent investigation by the Centers for...
Weekly Spark
December 22, 2017
Montclair State University News Montclair State University is teaming up with The Jed Foundation (JED) to expand the mental health support that it...
Weekly Spark
December 22, 2017
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Suicide Prevention has released two new podcast interviews. They are (1) “...
Weekly Spark
December 22, 2017
The Pennsylvania Higher Education Suicide Prevention Coalition (HESPC) has released a call for presentations for its 2018 annual conference. The...
Weekly Spark
December 22, 2017
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released a request for information to gather broad public input on the 2019 to 2023 strategic plan for...
Weekly Spark
December 22, 2017
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC) has released its first...
Weekly Spark
December 22, 2017
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has released two new data briefs. They are Drug...
Weekly Spark
December 15, 2017
The Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention (ICRC-S) has issued a call for applications for its fourth Research Training Institute,...
Weekly Spark
December 15, 2017
A new study of young adults entering the U.S. Army revealed that childhood maltreatment is associated with lifetime suicidal behavior, even after...
Weekly Spark
December 15, 2017
NPR In the four years since it was founded, Crisis Text Line has exchanged 50 million text messages with users. The crisis intervention service...
Weekly Spark
December 15, 2017
KUOW A new online training program is teaching medical professionals how to recognize and respond to patients at risk for suicide. All Patients Safe...
Weekly Spark
December 15, 2017
KPCC A new outreach program in Los Angeles County aims to connect women veterans with mental health services. Women Vets on Point was developed by...