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
February 08, 2019
The Guardian Social media companies have taken a variety of steps to help address suicide risk among users of their platforms. Twitter, Facebook, and...
Weekly Spark
February 08, 2019
The Journal of Health Care Compliance has published “Compliance Standards Pave the Way for Reducing Suicide in Health Care Systems.” This article...
Weekly Spark
February 08, 2019
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) are launching the Governor’s...
Weekly Spark
February 08, 2019
The Safe States Alliance (Safe States) is hosting a two-part webinar series on state case studies that address adverse childhood experiences, suicide...
Weekly Spark
February 01, 2019
The Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention (ICRC-S) is hosting a webinar on promoting connectedness among youth through social...
Weekly Spark
February 01, 2019
In an emergency department that screens all patients for suicide risk, providers rarely document that they have performed an access to lethal means...
Weekly Spark
February 01, 2019
EurekAlert! The first study of its kind has looked at suicide deaths in a national sample of Medicaid-enrolled youth. Researchers used data from...
Weekly Spark
February 01, 2019
Kokomo Perspective Training in Mental Health First Aid is now available to baristas, bartenders, and hairdressers in Howard County, Indiana. Mental...
Weekly Spark
February 01, 2019
NHPR The New Hampshire Executive Council has approved funding for a behavioral health crisis center. The $4.4 million contract will fund an around-...
Weekly Spark
February 01, 2019
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has published a blog post on suicide and American society by Elinore F...
Weekly Spark
February 01, 2019
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a report on violence victimization, substance use, suicide risk, and sexual...
Weekly Spark
January 25, 2019
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for the Garrett Lee Smith State/Tribal Youth Suicide...
Weekly Spark
January 25, 2019
The 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention recommended that all U.S. states update their suicide prevention plans to include policies on...
Weekly Spark
January 25, 2019
HuffPost Opioid abuse is fueling a rise in both unintentional overdose and suicide deaths, according to a recent New England Journal of Medicine...
Weekly Spark
January 25, 2019
The Colorado Sun The Colorado attorney general’s office has released the results of a yearlong study on youth suicide. The study looked at four...