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 04, 2019
INDIANA: Cumberland Police Launch Team to Connect People Struggling with Mental Health with Available Resources—Fox 59 VIRGINIA: These Teens Saw How...
Weekly Spark
January 04, 2019
INTERNATIONAL: Twitter Updates Its Policy on Tweets that Encourage Self-Harm and Suicide—TechCrunch UNITED KINGDOM: More Workers Ask for Mental...
Weekly Spark
January 04, 2019
SPRC has an opening for a full-time senior communications specialist. The person in this position will provide communications management and support...
Weekly Spark
January 04, 2019
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded suicide prevention funding to 19 U.S. colleges and universities...
Weekly Spark
December 21, 2018
The Joint Commission has issued new National Patient Safety Goal requirements to improve the quality and safety of suicide care in health care...
Weekly Spark
December 21, 2018
A recent study found that U.S. Army soldiers with and without a history of mental health diagnoses shared similar risk factors for attempted suicide...
Weekly Spark
December 21, 2018
USA Today While bullying can be linked to suicide risk among kids, experts caution it is never the sole cause. Chronic relationship stressors, such...
Weekly Spark
December 21, 2018
Newsday A three-year program will provide mental health training to 5,000 Long Islanders. Funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services...
Weekly Spark
December 21, 2018
CNN New research suggests eczema may be associated with suicide risk. Researchers analyzed 15 studies from around the world comparing people with and...
Weekly Spark
December 21, 2018
The Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention (ICRC-S) webinar on preventing suicide through social connectedness is now available online...
Weekly Spark
December 21, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) has released a Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance...
Weekly Spark
December 21, 2018
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Services Research & Development Service (HSR&D) is hosting a webinar on ACT for Life, a brief...
Weekly Spark
December 14, 2018
SPRC is pleased to release an updated and redesigned version of our most popular online course, Counseling on Access to Lethal Means (CALM). This...
Director's Corner
December 14, 2018
SPRC Director Elly Stout discusses the importance of talking about lethal means safety in health care settings.
Weekly Spark
December 14, 2018
Medical Xpress People most in need of mental health care may not be receiving it, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data on 140,000 U.S...