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
April 13, 2018
The Safe States Alliance (Safe States) has released a special report on suicide deaths among veterans and the armed forces. The report uses 2010 to...
Weekly Spark
April 13, 2018
Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and Well Being Trust (WBT) are co-hosting a web forum to discuss their recent report on drug, alcohol, and suicide...
Director's Corner
April 06, 2018
Just one program isn’t enough—it takes multiple strategies working together to reduce despair and death in our states, communities, workplaces, health care systems, and schools.
Weekly Spark
April 06, 2018
The Daily World The Hoquiam School District in Washington State has launched a Hope Squad—a peer support program that aims to prevent youth suicide...
Weekly Spark
April 06, 2018
KTVU In an effort to prevent suicide, the city of Palo Alto is installing security cameras at its commuter rail crossings. The cameras will appear at...
Weekly Spark
April 06, 2018
Reuters A recent study of college students in eight countries found that those with non-heterosexual identity or feelings were at increased risk for...
Weekly Spark
April 06, 2018
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ) has released a...
Weekly Spark
April 06, 2018
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has established three collaborative research hubs to explore the factors associated with suicide among...
Weekly Spark
April 06, 2018
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Suicide Prevention has released a new podcast interview on suicide and chronic...
Weekly Spark
March 30, 2018
The Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention (ICRC-S) is hosting a webinar on suicide and maternal depression. Presenter M. Camille...
Weekly Spark
March 30, 2018
People exposed to suicide are at greater risk for mental health symptoms if they perceive a high level of closeness with the deceased and that the...
Weekly Spark
March 30, 2018
WHYY A new campaign is encouraging teens and young adults to reach out to friends who are struggling. Developed by the American Foundation for...
Weekly Spark
March 30, 2018
The Detroit News Michigan schools are working to address student mental health through a variety of programming. Following a series of student...
Weekly Spark
March 30, 2018
NPR As opioid overdoses increase, public health experts are struggling to figure out what proportion are intentional. Last year, Massachusetts began...
Weekly Spark
March 30, 2018
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is holding its National Prevention Week from May 13 to 19. National Prevention...