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
November 16, 2018
Job strain and long work hours may be associated with suicidal ideation among middle-aged U.S. workers. Researchers used data on 578 workers ages 34...
Weekly Spark
November 16, 2018
The Durango Herald Colorado is planning to roll out youth suicide prevention efforts over the next two to three years. The state attorney general’s...
Weekly Spark
November 16, 2018
St. Louis Post-Dispatch St. Louis hospitals are making extra efforts to address maternal mental health. Area hospitals are screening women for...
Weekly Spark
November 16, 2018
Third Sector The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) plans to implement a comprehensive suicide prevention approach. In partnership with the Black Dog...
Weekly Spark
November 16, 2018
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) will host International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day events around the country on November 17...
Weekly Spark
November 16, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a report on suicide rates by occupational group. The data are from 17 states that...
Weekly Spark
November 16, 2018
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is seeking public comment on implementation of the National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act of 2018...
Director's Corner
November 09, 2018
November is National Native American Heritage Month—a time to celebrate the many important contributions of indigenous people.
Weekly Spark
November 09, 2018
CNN In a national survey, young people reported more mental health issues than those in older generations. The American Psychological Association’s...
Weekly Spark
November 09, 2018
The MetroWest Daily News Three Massachusetts police departments are launching a jail diversion program for people with mental health issues...
Weekly Spark
November 09, 2018
The New York Times The UK has appointed a government minister to lead suicide prevention efforts. The first position of its kind, the minister will...
Weekly Spark
November 09, 2018
SPRC has updated the Zero Suicide website, creating a more simplified navigational experience with stronger search functions. Here are some new...
Weekly Spark
November 02, 2018
The Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention (ICRC-S) is holding a research training institute on research to practice for suicide...
Weekly Spark
November 02, 2018
Emergency department patients with suicide-related concerns who received a brief intervention with telephone follow-up were less likely to engage in...
Weekly Spark
November 02, 2018
NPR Research has shown that exercise can help ease the symptoms of some mental disorders, such as depression and anxiety. A recent study analyzed...