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

SPARK Talks—Short, Provocative, Action-oriented, Realistic, and Knowledgeable videos of leaders in the suicide prevention movement—are another source of information on current issues in the field.

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Weekly Spark
December 08, 2017
Recent findings from England suggest that patients who use a combination of self-poisoning and other self-harm methods (e.g., self-poisoning and...
Weekly Spark
December 08, 2017
TIME Suicide attempts and self-harm among teenage girls have increased, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
Weekly Spark
December 08, 2017
Decatur Daily The Athens, Alabama, school board has approved a policy for preventing youth suicide. The policy calls on schools to train all...
Weekly Spark
December 08, 2017
BBC News A new phone app in Bristol, England, is available to people who are considering suicide or self-harm. Developed by local company Expert Self...
Weekly Spark
December 08, 2017
The Indian Health Service (IHS) has awarded $3.2 million in grants for Zero Suicide. The funding will support projects that implement a comprehensive...
Weekly Spark
December 08, 2017
The Black Dog Institute has released a set of guidelines for integrated suicide-related crisis and follow-up care in emergency departments and other...
Weekly Spark
December 08, 2017
The Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention (ICRC-S) webinar on the Research Training Institute (RTI) experience is now available...
Weekly Spark
December 08, 2017
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will convene its 14th Annual Prevention Day in conjunction with the Community...
Weekly Spark
December 08, 2017
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT) has released a...
Director's Corner
December 01, 2017
As a field, we are making significant strides in improving access to data and using it to inform our prevention efforts, with innovative work happening from the national level to local communities.
Weekly Spark
December 01, 2017
HuffPost A new report suggests that mental health outcomes among American teens are worsening. Researchers at Mental Health America examined 2010 to...
Weekly Spark
December 01, 2017
9NEWS School health curricula in New York State will soon include mental health education. Starting next year, all elementary, middle, and high...
Weekly Spark
December 01, 2017
The Washington Post Facebook has announced that it is rolling out a new suicide prevention tool to most of its two billion users. The social media...
Weekly Spark
December 01, 2017
Mental Health America (MHA) has released its fourth annual State of Mental Health Report, which ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia...
Weekly Spark
December 01, 2017
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Johnson & Johnson (J&J) have launched a public service announcement about veteran suicide...