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
August 03, 2018
Grand Forks Herald Law enforcement agencies in North Dakota are using a new interactive tool to help prevent officer suicide. The Fargo Police...
Weekly Spark
August 03, 2018
AP News A new law in Rhode Island aims to prevent suicide among college students. Recently signed by the governor, the law requires public colleges...
Weekly Spark
August 03, 2018
This webinar from SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT) and SPRC is now available online. It is the second in a two-...
Weekly Spark
August 03, 2018
The Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention (ICRC-S) webinar on suicide and bullying is now available online. The presentation explores...
Weekly Spark
August 03, 2018
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has announced the awardees of its Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention...
Weekly Spark
August 03, 2018
The American Association of Suicidology (AAS) has issued a call for papers for its next annual conference. Submissions are due October 31. The...
Weekly Spark
August 03, 2018
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Lifeline) is hosting a webinar on crisis center messaging. The Lifeline team will facilitate a round table...
Weekly Spark
August 03, 2018
Active Minds has released key findings from the seven colleges and universities that received a Healthy Campus Award in 2018. The award recognizes...
Weekly Spark
July 27, 2018
NBC Washington New York and Virginia are the first states to require mental health education in public schools. Effective July 1, New York public...
Weekly Spark
July 27, 2018
Star Tribune Research suggests that a new tool for predicting patient suicide risk may be effective. Using the medical records of three million...
Weekly Spark
July 27, 2018
The Irish Times Ireland is rolling out suicide prevention training to secondary school teachers. Starting this year, two staff members at each school...
Weekly Spark
July 27, 2018
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance), and United Suicide...
Weekly Spark
July 27, 2018
The Safe States Alliance (Safe States) is hosting a webinar on comprehensive suicide prevention. Presenters will discuss recent data from the Centers...
Weekly Spark
July 27, 2018
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is hosting its annual Voice Awards to honor people in recovery who are...
Weekly Spark
July 27, 2018
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has released the RISING SUN toolkit to help measure the effectiveness of suicide prevention efforts in...