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
February 16, 2018
SPRC has produced a new set of videos featuring interviews with Zero Suicide leaders. These interviews were conducted by the U.S. Department of...
Weekly Spark
February 16, 2018
SPRC is hosting a webinar on engaging and supporting families in suicide prevention, sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services...
Weekly Spark
February 16, 2018
Recent findings from Oregon suggest that increasing the availability of mental health services in school-based health centers (SBHCs) may decrease...
Weekly Spark
February 16, 2018
CNN Following Logic’s performance at this year’s Grammy Awards, calls to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline tripled. At the music awards show,...
Weekly Spark
February 16, 2018
Peninsula Clarion The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services has released a statewide suicide prevention plan. An update to the 2012 to 2017...
Weekly Spark
February 16, 2018
The Bolton News England’s National Health Service (NHS) will require every mental health facility in the country to develop a suicide prevention plan...
Weekly Spark
February 16, 2018
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services (NACRHHS) has released a...
Weekly Spark
February 16, 2018
United Suicide Survivors International (US) is hosting a webinar on crisis intervention and suicide prevention for lesbian, gay, bisexual,...
Weekly Spark
February 16, 2018
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released a funding opportunity announcement to enhance and expand...
Weekly Spark
February 16, 2018
The winners of the 2018 Paul G. Quinnett Lived Experience Writing Contest have been announced: Leah Harris, Meghan Caughey, and Laura Mayer...
Director's Corner
February 09, 2018
How can primary care practices take action to prevent suicide among their patients? The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education Mental Health Program and SPRC have collaborated to bring primary care staff a comprehensive yet easy-to-use resource to help answer that question.
Weekly Spark
February 09, 2018
Reuters According to a recent study, suicide deaths by drug overdose may be underreported. Using data from the National Violent Death Reporting...
Weekly Spark
February 09, 2018
The Signal A gun club in Southern California has announced plans to train its staff in suicide prevention and awareness. The Oak Tree Gun Club will...
Weekly Spark
February 09, 2018
PoliceOne The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is launching a new program to support people with mental health issues. With funding from the Colorado...
Weekly Spark
February 09, 2018
SPRC’s Zero Suicide webinar on improving care for homeless patients at risk for suicide is now archived online. In this webinar, presenters share the...