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 17, 2019
SPRC has developed a brief survey to help us improve the Weekly Spark. This confidential assessment will take about 15 minutes to complete. When you...
Weekly Spark
May 17, 2019
Homeless youth who perceive higher levels of social support, including the availability of tangible assistance, may be at decreased risk for suicide...
Weekly Spark
May 17, 2019
TIME Recent findings offer insight on how exposure to a suicide death can increase suicide risk. Researchers conducted dozens of interviews in a...
Weekly Spark
May 17, 2019
NPR Advocacy groups are pushing for legislation to ban conversion therapy for minors. Aimed at changing a person’s sexual orientation or gender...
Weekly Spark
May 17, 2019
Religion News Service Some Pennsylvania faith communities are working to address suicide. Following the suicide death of one of its young members,...
Weekly Spark
May 17, 2019
The Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention (ICRC-S) webinar on promoting connectedness among veterans and active duty military...
Weekly Spark
May 17, 2019
EDC’s Zero Suicide Institute has a full-time opening for a business associate based in Waltham, Mass., or Washington, D.C.
From the Field
May 13, 2019
This success story highlights an effort to foster life skills, connectedness, and resilience among Native American youth in northern Arizona schools.
Director's Corner
May 10, 2019
The intersection between suicide and the opioid epidemic was front and center at this year’s American Association of Suicidology (AAS) annual...
Weekly Spark
May 10, 2019
The Mighty Many opioid overdose deaths may actually be suicides, data suggest. Determining the intent of an overdose death can be difficult,...
Weekly Spark
May 10, 2019
KGW8 Public health efforts are helping to address the link between eviction and suicide in Washington County, Oregon. According to county data,...
Weekly Spark
May 10, 2019
Orlando Sentinel A Florida hospital is screening its adult emergency department patients for suicide risk. Launched in February, the effort is part...
Weekly Spark
May 10, 2019
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has published a blog post by Anita Everett, director of the Center for Mental...
Weekly Spark
May 10, 2019
The National Governors Association (NGA) has released a new report, State Strategies for Averting Early Deaths: Innovations and Best Practices for...
Weekly Spark
May 10, 2019
The National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) and its Crisis Now partners have launched the #CrisisTalk website. It...