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

SPARK Talks—Short, Provocative, Action-oriented, Realistic, and Knowledgeable videos of leaders in the suicide prevention movement—are another source of information on current issues in the field.

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Weekly Spark
January 12, 2018
SPRC is pleased to announce the release of a new report, Breaking Down Barriers: Using Youth Suicide-Related Surveillance Data from State Systems...
Director's Corner
January 12, 2018
We’ve known for many years that substance use and suicide are connected. But in recent years, that connection has grown increasingly apparent in our...
Weekly Spark
January 12, 2018
The Guardian Farmers have among the highest suicide rates of any occupational group in the U.S. A 2016 study from the Centers for Disease Control and...
Weekly Spark
January 12, 2018
San Francisco Examiner A peer-run warmline in San Francisco is providing mental health resources and support to callers who are struggling. The phone...
Weekly Spark
January 12, 2018
BBC News A soccer club in Scotland will provide suicide prevention training to its players and officials. In collaboration with the Choose Life...
Weekly Spark
January 12, 2018
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is hosting a workshop on adolescent suicide prevention that will highlight techniques for early...
Weekly Spark
January 12, 2018
The Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado (SPCC) has released a call for presentations for its 2018 Bridging the Divide Suicide Awareness and...
Weekly Spark
January 05, 2018
Surveillance Success Stories – Montana Creating Linguistically and Culturally Competent Suicide Prevention Materials Effective Suicide Prevention...
Director's Corner
January 05, 2018
One Issue, One Goal—Jerry Reed Changing the Story—Jarrod Hindman Get Ready for School—Jerry Reed Start with What You Know: Using Data for Suicide...
Weekly Spark
January 05, 2018
Suicide Attempts and Dying by Suicide—American Journal of Psychiatry Preventing Suicide in the Emergency Department—JAMA Psychiatry Suicide in the U...
Weekly Spark
January 05, 2018
Gun Owner Groups, Health Professionals Team Up to Prevent Suicides—Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health News This Photo Project is Redefining...
Weekly Spark
January 05, 2018
MASSACHUSETTS: Suicides in Mass. Rise 40 Percent in a Decade—The Boston Globe MICHIGAN: Oxford High School Students Begin Project Called “13 Reasons...
Weekly Spark
January 05, 2018
INDIA: When There’s No Therapist, How Can the Depressed Find Help?—NPR AUSTRALIA: National LGBTI Health Alliance Announce Suicide Prevention Strategy...
Weekly Spark
January 05, 2018
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is accepting applications for fiscal...
Weekly Spark
January 05, 2018
The Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention (ICRC-S) is hosting a webinar on the rationale for developing comprehensive approaches to...