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
January 24, 2020
SPRC has released three new success stories featuring states that have built critical suicide prevention infrastructure: Find out how Massachusetts...
Weekly Spark
January 24, 2020
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for grants to implement the National Strategy for...
Weekly Spark
January 24, 2020
The Washington Post The importance of workplace suicide prevention is getting increased attention. According to federal data, the number of suicides...
Weekly Spark
January 24, 2020
U.S. News and World Report Washington, D.C., is working to connect students with mental health support. To help increase access to services, the...
Weekly Spark
January 24, 2020
NBC 13 Des Moines University (DMU) medical students are learning how to care for people with serious mental illness. In partnership with the National...
Weekly Spark
January 24, 2020
EDC’s Zero Suicide Institute has full-time openings for an administrative coordinator in Waltham, Mass., and a senior project associate based in...
Weekly Spark
January 24, 2020
The Pennsylvania Higher Education Suicide Prevention Coalition (HESPC) has released a call for presentations for its 2020 annual conference...
Weekly Spark
January 17, 2020
As you may have heard, the National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act of 2018 required the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Substance Abuse and...
Weekly Spark
January 17, 2020
AAMCNEWS Increasing numbers of health care organizations are integrating suicide prevention into patient care. Hundreds of health care systems across...
Weekly Spark
January 17, 2020
KIVI BOISE In the past few years, the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline (ISPH) has increased its outreach to help support those at risk. Now the...
Weekly Spark
January 17, 2020
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting grant applications to plan and develop infrastructure that...
Weekly Spark
January 17, 2020
The New England Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) Network is hosting a webinar on suicidal behaviors in clinical populations at high...
From the Field
January 10, 2020
This success story outlines how the funds for Massachusetts suicide prevention efforts were initially raised, how suicide prevention became an annual state budget line item, and how suicide prevention efforts continue to be funded, managed, and evaluated.
From the Field
January 10, 2020
This success story summarizes the key role that the New Hampshire Suicide Prevention Council and state plan play in developing and sustaining suicide prevention efforts in the state.
From the Field
January 10, 2020
This success story describes how New York state’s funding, interagency collaboration, and support of local coalitions enable the key suicide prevention players to receive the training and education they need to develop and implement suicide prevention efforts in local communities.