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
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 plans to review and improve the mental health support it provides to staff. Following the suicide deaths of...
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...
Weekly Spark
September 28, 2018
The National Council for Behavioral Health (National Council) is accepting applications for a two-year learning opportunity aimed at engaging youth...
Weekly Spark
September 21, 2018
Veterans who have experienced military sexual trauma and who identify as sexual or gender minorities are at increased risk for suicidal behaviors...
Weekly Spark
September 21, 2018
NPR New draft recommendations aim to prevent depression among pregnant women and new mothers. In 2016, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force...
Weekly Spark
September 21, 2018
The Joplin Globe A Missouri school district is teaching young students coping skills to help protect them from suicide risk. The Joplin School...
Weekly Spark
September 21, 2018
Nunatsiaq News A new project aims to prevent repeat suicide attempts in Canada’s Nunavut territory. The project will provide follow-up contacts to...
Weekly Spark
September 21, 2018
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released its 2017 annual national report from the National Survey on Drug...
Weekly Spark
September 21, 2018
Julie Goldstein Grumet, SPRC’s director of Health and Behavioral Health Initiatives, has coauthored “Assisting the School in Responding to a Suicide...
Weekly Spark
September 21, 2018
Education Development Center (EDC) has released a podcast interview with Bonnie Lipton, senior prevention specialist at SPRC. In the interview, she...