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
October 12, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a report summarizing 2015 data on violent deaths from 27 U.S. states. Taken from...
Weekly Spark
October 12, 2018
ParityTrack is marking the 10th anniversary of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA). Its website provides information on the...
Weekly Spark
October 05, 2018
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has released its national suicide data report for 2005 to 2016. The report includes national- and state-...
Director's Corner
October 05, 2018
In this guest Director's Corner, Sean Joe discusses important steps we can take to prevent suicide among Black Americans.
Weekly Spark
October 05, 2018
The Washington Times Drug overdose and suicide deaths are contributing to a decrease in the nation’s life expectancy. A new report from the Centers...
Weekly Spark
October 05, 2018
Arizona Daily Star Arizona’s Pima County Jail is working to prevent suicide among inmates at risk. A recent report assessed suicide risk among...
Weekly Spark
October 05, 2018
The Stawell Times-News A program for suicide attempt survivors is expanding across the Australian state of Victoria. The Hospital Outreach Post-...
Weekly Spark
October 05, 2018
The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) is hosting its 30th World Congress from September 17 to 21, 2019. It will take place in...
Weekly Spark
September 28, 2018
People who experience a nonfatal opioid overdose are at high risk for premature mortality in the following year, and are at particularly high risk...
Weekly Spark
September 28, 2018
Reuters New research suggests more than one-third of U.S. Army soldiers who attempt suicide have never received a mental health diagnosis...
Weekly Spark
September 28, 2018
Colorado Builder According to the most recent data available from the Colorado Department of Health, construction workers have the highest suicide...
Weekly Spark
September 28, 2018
Global News The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) plans to review and improve the mental health support it provides to staff. Following the suicide...
Weekly Spark
September 28, 2018
SPRC’s webinar on assessing workforce readiness to provide comprehensive suicide care is now available online. It features leaders of three health...
Weekly Spark
September 28, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Medscape have released an expert commentary on suicide prevention. It features Alex Crosby,...
Weekly Spark
September 28, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has released its 2017 annual report on health in...