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
May 25, 2018
National data indicate that abuse of prescription opioids weekly or more is associated with risk of suicidal ideation, and suicide planning and...
Weekly Spark
May 25, 2018
Reuters A recent study found that most U.S. states do not require suicide prevention training for health care professionals, and those that do vary...
Weekly Spark
May 25, 2018
The Washington Post Virginia has passed a law requiring mental health education for ninth and tenth graders. Under the new law, the Virginia Board of...
Weekly Spark
May 25, 2018
BBC News UK employees are reporting more mental health issues in the workplace, a recent survey suggests. The Institute of Directors polled 700...
Weekly Spark
May 25, 2018
The National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention (NCFRP) is hosting a webinar on SPRC’s Effective Suicide Prevention Model. Presenter Julie...
Weekly Spark
May 25, 2018
Active Minds has announced the winners of its 2018 Healthy Campus Award. The award recognizes colleges and universities that are leaders in providing...
Weekly Spark
May 18, 2018
Since the second season of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why comes out on May 18, we would like to remind you about our list of commonly asked questions about...
Director's Corner
May 18, 2018
In this guest Director's Corner, Colleen Carr discusses the first-ever recommendations on standard suicide care for health care settings.
Weekly Spark
May 18, 2018
HuffPost Language that negatively stereotypes or makes light of mental illness can be harmful to those who experience it. Experts recommend avoiding...
Weekly Spark
May 18, 2018
Deseret News Utah has passed eight bills in 2018 to promote mental health and prevent suicide across the state. The new bills will increase the...
Weekly Spark
May 18, 2018
AP News The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ruled that colleges and universities have a legal duty to protect students from suicide in...
Weekly Spark
May 18, 2018
Education Development Center (EDC) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Suicide Prevention have launched...
Weekly Spark
May 18, 2018
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Suicide Prevention has released a new podcast interview with Brad Karlin,...
Weekly Spark
May 18, 2018
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic...
Weekly Spark
May 18, 2018
The American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM) has published research on county-level trends in suicide rates from 2005 to 2015. The study...