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
December 14, 2018
SPRC is pleased to release an updated and redesigned version of our most popular online course, Counseling on Access to Lethal Means (CALM). This...
Director's Corner
December 14, 2018
SPRC Director Elly Stout discusses the importance of talking about lethal means safety in health care settings.
Weekly Spark
December 14, 2018
Medical Xpress People most in need of mental health care may not be receiving it, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data on 140,000 U.S...
Weekly Spark
December 14, 2018
NPR Medical providers and firearms experts are teaming up to prevent suicide in Colorado. The Colorado Firearm Safety Coalition is helping to educate...
Weekly Spark
December 14, 2018
KETR The Texas medical community is encouraging providers to talk with their patients about suicide. Led by the Texas Medical Association, efforts...
Weekly Spark
December 07, 2018
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance)—the nation’s public-private partnership—has launched a revamped website. We...
Weekly Spark
December 07, 2018
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) Faith Communities Task Force has developed a new online presence for its Faith...
Weekly Spark
December 07, 2018
The Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention (ICRC-S) is hosting a webinar on preventing suicide through social connectedness. The...
Weekly Spark
December 07, 2018
Research has shown that suicide risk is higher among certain occupational groups, including law enforcement professionals and other public safety...
Weekly Spark
December 07, 2018
NPR National data suggest a decline in U.S. life expectancy is partly due to increased suicide and overdose deaths. According to three reports...
Weekly Spark
December 07, 2018
Kitsap Sun A behavioral health outreach program is now available to every law enforcement agency in Kitsap County. Initially launched in the city of...
Weekly Spark
December 07, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a report on homicide and suicide rates in major U.S. metropolitan areas. The report...
Weekly Spark
December 07, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched a new online resource to help states and communities use best practices to prevent...
Weekly Spark
December 07, 2018
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Suicide Prevention has released a new podcast interview with Lena Heilmann, a...
Weekly Spark
December 07, 2018
The National Institute of Mental Health’s (NIMH) recent Facebook live event on suicide prevention is now available online. NIMH Director Joshua...