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
July 20, 2018
Education Development Center’s (EDC) Suicide, Violence, and Injury Prevention Portfolio has an opening for a full-time senior administrative...
Weekly Spark
July 20, 2018
SPRC has an opening for a full-time program associate. The person in this position will provide project management and programmatic support to the...
Weekly Spark
July 20, 2018
A study of high school students in 11 U.S. states found that nearly 18% had engaged in at least one act of nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) in the past...
Weekly Spark
July 20, 2018
NPR New research suggests that a brief emergency department (ED) intervention can help reduce patient suicide risk. Carried out by ED staff, the...
Weekly Spark
July 20, 2018
Westword Colorado is using a comprehensive approach to reduce its suicide rates. The Colorado Office of Suicide Prevention helps fund diverse efforts...
Weekly Spark
July 20, 2018
NPR Guyana is working to reduce its suicide rate, which is among the highest in the world. In 2014, the country published a national suicide...
Weekly Spark
July 20, 2018
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has released updated state-level data on veteran suicide and the National Strategy for Preventing...
Weekly Spark
July 20, 2018
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced the winners of its Gun Safety Matters Challenge. The purpose of the challenge is to...
Weekly Spark
July 20, 2018
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health (ORDGMH) is hosting a webinar on suicide...
Weekly Spark
July 20, 2018
SPRC’s recent webinar on substance use disorders in the Zero Suicide framework is now available online. It highlights innovative ways that health and...
Weekly Spark
July 13, 2018
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) is hosting a webinar on suicide prevention messaging. Presenters will highlight...
Weekly Spark
July 13, 2018
The Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention (ICRC-S) is hosting a webinar on the relationship between suicide and bullying. The...
Director's Corner
July 13, 2018
Amid all the news coverage about suicide in the past few weeks, you may have noticed a surprising new statistic from the CDC: more than half of...
Weekly Spark
July 13, 2018
Education Week Prevention experts are helping to empower educators to address suicide in schools. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (...
Weekly Spark
July 13, 2018
Stars and Stripes Federal data on the average daily number of veteran suicide deaths includes active duty service members, not just veterans...