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
February 14, 2020
U.S. News & World Report New findings suggest there may be a link between poverty and youth suicide. Researchers analyzed national data on nearly...
Weekly Spark
February 14, 2020
NPR Utah has banned conversion therapy for minors. Aimed at altering a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity, the practice is now illegal in...
Weekly Spark
February 14, 2020
SPRC has released the third issue of its State Suicide Prevention Infrastructure Update. The newsletter includes information on the latest content...
Weekly Spark
February 14, 2020
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (...
Weekly Spark
February 14, 2020
The Central East Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) Network is hosting a webinar on suicide among Black children. It will review signs...
Weekly Spark
February 07, 2020
Are you a state leader or epidemiologist tasked with advancing suicide prevention planning? Join SPRC for a webinar on our new Data Infrastructure:...
Weekly Spark
February 07, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released 2018 national morality data. The data show there was a 1.4% increase in the age-...
Weekly Spark
February 07, 2020
CNBC A recent analysis found that blue-collar workers are at higher risk of suicide than people in other professions. These findings come from the...
Weekly Spark
February 07, 2020
Reuters According to Japanese authorities, suicides have decreased for the tenth year in a row. Falling by about 40 percent in the past 15 years, the...
Weekly Spark
February 07, 2020
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is accepting applications for a research project grant and planning grant to carry out practice-based...
Weekly Spark
February 07, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released an analysis of syndromic surveillance data showing that emergency department visit...
Weekly Spark
January 31, 2020
We've release enhanced guidance on using the Effective Suicide Prevention Model to develop tailored prevention efforts and maximize your impact.
Weekly Spark
January 31, 2020
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for grants to implement Zero Suicide in health...
Weekly Spark
January 31, 2020
Emergency department patients presenting with intentional self-harm or suicidal thoughts are at increased risk of suicide in the year after their...
Weekly Spark
January 31, 2020
Penn State News A new report summarizes college mental health trends in the U.S. and around the world. Released by the Center for Collegiate Mental...