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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Director's Corner
November 09, 2018
November is National Native American Heritage Month—a time to celebrate the many important contributions of indigenous people.
Weekly Spark
November 09, 2018
CNN In a national survey, young people reported more mental health issues than those in older generations. The American Psychological Association’s...
Weekly Spark
November 09, 2018
The MetroWest Daily News Three Massachusetts police departments are launching a jail diversion program for people with mental health issues...
Weekly Spark
November 09, 2018
The New York Times The UK has appointed a government minister to lead suicide prevention efforts. The first position of its kind, the minister will...
Weekly Spark
November 09, 2018
SPRC has updated the Zero Suicide website, creating a more simplified navigational experience with stronger search functions. Here are some new...
Weekly Spark
November 02, 2018
The Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention (ICRC-S) is holding a research training institute on research to practice for suicide...
Weekly Spark
November 02, 2018
Emergency department patients with suicide-related concerns who received a brief intervention with telephone follow-up were less likely to engage in...
Weekly Spark
November 02, 2018
NPR Research has shown that exercise can help ease the symptoms of some mental disorders, such as depression and anxiety. A recent study analyzed...
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...