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
May 31, 2019
Have you completed our Weekly Spark survey? Now is your last chance! This confidential assessment will take about 15 minutes to complete and will...
Weekly Spark
May 31, 2019
NBC News Suicide rates among girls in the U.S. are rising, a new study found. Researchers looked at national data on suicide among youth ages 10 to...
Weekly Spark
May 31, 2019
KHQA A new law lays the foundation for a comprehensive children’s mental health care system in Iowa. Recently signed by the governor, the purpose of...
Weekly Spark
May 31, 2019
NBC News The Trevor Project plans to use artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance its suicide prevention efforts. The nonprofit provides crisis...
Weekly Spark
May 31, 2019
The Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) Network is hosting a webinar on trauma-informed care. It will discuss trauma-informed care...
Weekly Spark
May 31, 2019
The Northeast and Caribbean Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) Network is hosting a webinar series on the behavioral health needs of...
Weekly Spark
May 31, 2019
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has added two new literature reviews to its “From Science to Practice” series, which is designed to help...
Weekly Spark
May 31, 2019
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) is accepting submissions for its Award for Excellence in Reporting on Suicide. The award recognizes...
Weekly Spark
May 24, 2019
SPRC is pleased to release an updated and redesigned version of our popular online course, Locating and Understanding Data for Suicide Prevention...
Weekly Spark
May 24, 2019
Have you completed our Weekly Spark survey? If not, there’s still time! This confidential assessment will take about 15 minutes to complete and will...
Weekly Spark
May 24, 2019
Formal training for college and university faculty can increase their confidence in assisting students at risk for suicide. However, many report...
Weekly Spark
May 24, 2019
PR Newswire New research suggests crisis services may struggle to meet demand after high-profile suicide deaths. Using national data, researchers...
Weekly Spark
May 24, 2019
Forbes A program in New York City is working to prevent suicide among Latina girls. Founded in 2008, the Life is Precious program offers...
Weekly Spark
May 24, 2019
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are hosting a media roundtable on...
Weekly Spark
May 24, 2019
The Journal of the American College of Surgeons has published proceedings from a recent medical summit on firearms injury prevention hosted by the...