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
February 15, 2019
In this guest Director's Corner, Adam Swanson discusses the importance of involving people with lived experience in prevention efforts. (Photo courtesy of the National Council for Behavioral Health)
Weekly Spark
February 15, 2019
Redding Record Searchlight A mobile mental health service is now available in Shasta County, California. Staffed by a mental health counselor and a...
Weekly Spark
February 15, 2019
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD...
Weekly Spark
February 15, 2019
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is accepting applications for grants to support new investigators in cross-cutting violence and...
Weekly Spark
February 08, 2019
SPRC is excited to announce the release of a new video series on strategic communication planning for suicide prevention. This series includes five-...
Weekly Spark
February 08, 2019
NBC News According to national data, 35 percent of transgender high school students have attempted suicide in the past year. The Centers for Disease...
Weekly Spark
February 08, 2019
Tufts Now Tufts University is expanding its efforts to address student mental health. The university is joining JED Campus, a program that helps...
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...