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
March 29, 2019
SPRC extends its deepest condolences to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and the Sandy Hook community in the wake of recent suicide deaths. The...
Weekly Spark
March 29, 2019
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) and its partners have released a joint statement to news reporters covering...
Weekly Spark
March 29, 2019
A psychosocial intervention delivered by trusted adults may reduce long-term mortality among youth at risk for suicide. Between 2002 and 2005, a...
Weekly Spark
March 29, 2019
Military Times The U.S. government has announced a new initiative to prevent veteran suicide. A recently signed executive order creates a task force...
Weekly Spark
March 29, 2019
Education Week In the aftermath of recent suicide deaths, experts are sharing guidance on how to support young people at risk. Students who are...
Weekly Spark
March 29, 2019
The Higher Education Suicide Prevention Coalition (HESPC) is hosting its fourth annual conference on May 30 and 31 in Philadelphia, Pa. The theme of...
Weekly Spark
March 22, 2019
Receiving a cancer diagnosis may be associated with a 20 percent increased risk of suicide death. Suicide risk is highest during the first six months...
Weekly Spark
March 22, 2019
Healio The severity and variability of depression symptoms may be associated with suicide risk. Over a 12-year period, researchers followed the...
Weekly Spark
March 22, 2019
The Gazette According to a recent survey, an increasing number of Iowa youth have had suicidal thoughts. Carried out by the Iowa Department of Public...
Weekly Spark
March 22, 2019
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced Prevention Research Center (PRC) network awardees for 2019 to 2024. The new PRC...
Weekly Spark
March 22, 2019
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for Rural Communities Opioid Response Program Implementation...
Weekly Spark
March 22, 2019
United Suicide Survivors International (US) is hosting a webinar on family coping after a suicide attempt. It will discuss how suicide attempts...
Weekly Spark
March 15, 2019
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) has released the first-ever National Recommendations for Depicting Suicide in...
Director's Corner
March 15, 2019
SPRC Director Elly Stout discusses the first-ever national recommendations for depicting suicide in entertainment media.
Weekly Spark
March 15, 2019
CNN According to a recent study, half of U.S. youth with mental health disorders are not receiving treatment. Using national data, researchers found...