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

SPARK Talks—Short, Provocative, Action-oriented, Realistic, and Knowledgeable videos of leaders in the suicide prevention movement—are another source of information on current issues in the field.

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Weekly Spark
December 01, 2017
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has announced that the next open submission period for the National Registry...
Weekly Spark
December 01, 2017
A new study published in JAMA describes trends in emergency department visits for nonfatal self-inflicted injuries among youth ages 10 to 24 in the U...
Weekly Spark
December 01, 2017
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Lifeline) has released its 2017 National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD)...
Weekly Spark
December 01, 2017
Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and Well Being Trust (WBT) have released a report on drug, alcohol, and suicide deaths in the U.S. and the need for...
Weekly Spark
November 17, 2017
SPRC is pleased to announce the release of its latest Surveillance Success Story, which comes from the state of California. This story details how...
Weekly Spark
November 17, 2017
The Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention (ICRC-S) is hosting a webinar on the Research Training Institute (RTI) experience. Five RTI...
Weekly Spark
November 17, 2017
A study in England assessed mortality risk among adolescents following an accident- or adversity-related injury (i.e., self-inflicted, drug- or...
Weekly Spark
November 17, 2017
Campus Safety The Joint Commission has released a report that contains new guidance on preventing suicide in inpatient psychiatric units, general...
Weekly Spark
November 17, 2017
The Columbus Telegram Local efforts are underway to improve access to behavioral health care in rural Nebraska. One such effort is the Behavioral...
Weekly Spark
November 17, 2017
BBC News A group of taxi drivers in Kilkenny, Ireland are helping to prevent suicide in their community. Founded by taxi driver and suicide attempt...
Weekly Spark
November 17, 2017
Active Minds has released a call for proposals for the 2018 Emerging Scholars Fellowship. Funded by the Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health...
Weekly Spark
November 17, 2017
Saturday, November 18 marks International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, an occasion for people affected by suicide loss to gather together for...
Weekly Spark
November 10, 2017
A recent study found that a smartphone app was more effective than print materials at improving veterans’ ability to cope with unpleasant emotions...
Weekly Spark
November 10, 2017
The Atlantic As wildland fires become more severe, suicide rates among the firefighters who battle them appear to be rising. Efforts are underway to...
Weekly Spark
November 10, 2017
Foster’s Exeter Hospital in New Hampshire is hosting a Zero Suicide Academy for local health care professionals at the end of November. Sponsored by...