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
June 15, 2018
This webinar from SAMHSA's CAPT and SPRC will explore the relationship of chronic pain to opioid abuse, overdose, and suicide.
Weekly Spark
June 15, 2018
Research suggests that suicide-related Instagram posts may not be adhering to best practices for preventing contagion (i.e., suicide risk associated...
Weekly Spark
June 15, 2018
NBC News As the country grapples with recent high-profile suicide deaths, prevention experts emphasize that suicide is complex. They recommend using...
Weekly Spark
June 15, 2018
NPR New findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shed light on U.S. state-level suicide trends. Data from 1999 to 2016 show...
Weekly Spark
June 15, 2018
Deseret News Utah faith leaders are joining forces with political officials, public health experts, and mental health advocates to help prevent...
Weekly Spark
June 15, 2018
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Suicide Prevention has released a new podcast interview with Bridget Matarazzo...
Weekly Spark
June 08, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released new data on state trends in suicide rates in the June issue of Vital Signs. The...
Weekly Spark
June 08, 2018
The Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention (ICRC-S) is hosting a webinar on the relationship between traumatic brain injury and...
Director's Corner
June 08, 2018
Now that 13 Reasons Why is back for a second season, I encourage us all to use it as an opportunity to strengthen efforts to prevent suicide and other forms of violence among young people.
Weekly Spark
June 08, 2018
EurekAlert! New findings suggest that racial differences in suicide rates among U.S. youth may be age-related. Using national data from 2001 to 2015...
Weekly Spark
June 08, 2018
WHYY Philadelphia high school students are lobbying for more mental health services in their school district. The organizing group, Youth United for...
Weekly Spark
June 08, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a data brief on mental health-related physician office visits by adults 18 and over...
Weekly Spark
June 08, 2018
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Center for Compassionate Care Innovation (CCI) has released a request for information on health care...
Weekly Spark
June 08, 2018
The 2018 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair awarded first-place distinction to a bioinformatics program designed to identify...
Weekly Spark
June 01, 2018
A recent study found that Maryland’s rural-urban differences in suicide rates may be attributable to higher firearm suicide rates in rural areas...