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
September 14, 2018
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has published a blog post on preventing suicide in tribal communities. The...
Weekly Spark
September 14, 2018
Education Development Center (EDC) is hosting a webinar on opioid abuse prevention. Presenters will discuss strategies that have demonstrated...
Weekly Spark
September 14, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released 2017 data and documentation from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (...
Weekly Spark
September 14, 2018
The American Association of Suicidology (AAS) is accepting submissions for the Paul G. Quinnett Lived Experience Writing Contest. The purpose of the...
Weekly Spark
September 14, 2018
The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) has released a podcast episode on public health approaches to suicide prevention...
Director's Corner
September 07, 2018
It’s September, and that means we’re all marking Suicide Prevention Day/Week/Month—my 11th annual observance since joining SPRC in September 2007.
Weekly Spark
September 07, 2018
NBC News Some people with mental health issues are turning to peers for support. Mental health peers provide interpersonal support and coping tips...
Weekly Spark
September 07, 2018
Chicago Tribune The role of Illinois school nurses has expanded to help meet the mental health needs of students. In addition to their traditional...
Weekly Spark
September 07, 2018
Reuters Traumatic brain injury (TBI) may be associated with increased suicide risk, according to a recent study. Researchers looked at data from more...
Weekly Spark
September 07, 2018
The Chickasaw Nation Departments of Family Services and Health will receive a 2018 National Impact Award from the National Indian Health Board for...
Weekly Spark
September 07, 2018
Orygen, Australia’s National Center of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, has released guidelines to help young people communicate safely online...
Weekly Spark
September 07, 2018
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is hosting a Facebook live event on suicide prevention. NIMH Director Joshua Gordon and Jane Pearson,...
Weekly Spark
September 07, 2018
The Higher Education Mental Health Alliance (HEMHA) has released a guide for deciding whether and when college students should engage in telemental...
Weekly Spark
September 07, 2018
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released new behavioral health resources for first responders. These...
Weekly Spark
September 07, 2018
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Disaster Technical Assistance Center (DTAC) has released a special newsletter...