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
March 22, 2019
Receiving a cancer diagnosis may be associated with a 20 percent increased risk of suicide death. Suicide risk is highest during the first six months...
Weekly Spark
March 22, 2019
Healio The severity and variability of depression symptoms may be associated with suicide risk. Over a 12-year period, researchers followed the...
Weekly Spark
March 22, 2019
The Gazette According to a recent survey, an increasing number of Iowa youth have had suicidal thoughts. Carried out by the Iowa Department of Public...
Weekly Spark
March 22, 2019
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced Prevention Research Center (PRC) network awardees for 2019 to 2024. The new PRC...
Weekly Spark
March 22, 2019
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for Rural Communities Opioid Response Program Implementation...
Weekly Spark
March 22, 2019
United Suicide Survivors International (US) is hosting a webinar on family coping after a suicide attempt. It will discuss how suicide attempts...
Weekly Spark
March 15, 2019
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) has released the first-ever National Recommendations for Depicting Suicide in...
Director's Corner
March 15, 2019
SPRC Director Elly Stout discusses the first-ever national recommendations for depicting suicide in entertainment media.
Weekly Spark
March 15, 2019
CNN According to a recent study, half of U.S. youth with mental health disorders are not receiving treatment. Using national data, researchers found...
Weekly Spark
March 15, 2019
Connecting Vets In response to recent suicide deaths in the U.S. Air Force, its leaders are calling for a culture shift. Air Force officials recently...
Weekly Spark
March 15, 2019
Chicago Health Nonprofit organizations are working to support the mental health of Chicago’s immigrant communities. To help immigrants and refugees...
Weekly Spark
March 15, 2019
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is hosting a public health grand rounds on preventing suicidal behavior. It will focus on...
Weekly Spark
March 15, 2019
The Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) is hosting a webinar on supporting students with serious mental health conditions to help them succeed...
Weekly Spark
March 08, 2019
A recent study found that a text message-based suicide prevention intervention may be a simple, low-cost way to reduce suicidal thoughts and suicide...
Weekly Spark
March 08, 2019
NPR Many inmates in the U.S. are not receiving the mental health care they need. National data suggest prison inmates have significantly higher rates...