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 Jerry Reed 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
August 04, 2017
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Service Members, Veterans, and their Families Technical Assistance (SMVF TA...
Weekly Spark
August 04, 2017
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is hosting its annual Voice Awards to honor consumer, peer, and family leaders...
Weekly Spark
August 04, 2017
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Lifeline) has issued a request for proposals for a funding opportunity to help expand Lifeline capacity in...
Weekly Spark
July 28, 2017
An analysis of Medicaid data found that adults treated for deliberate self-harm were 37.2 times more likely to die by suicide within 12 months than...
Weekly Spark
July 28, 2017
CBS News A new resource offers tips on navigating conversations about mental health with friends or family members. The Face the Issue campaign...
Weekly Spark
July 28, 2017
Kaiser Health News Texas is employing peer counselors to provide support to people with serious mental illness. More than 900 people have completed...
Weekly Spark
July 28, 2017
Newsweek Suicide prevention experts are recommending that parents monitor their children’s internet activity for signs of the Blue Whale Challenge,...
Weekly Spark
July 28, 2017
Nine new resources are now available on the Zero Suicide website. These include seven documents that describe the evidence base behind each element...
Weekly Spark
July 28, 2017
The National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) is hosting a webinar on transforming crisis services. It will provide an...
Weekly Spark
July 28, 2017
The Southeastern & Southwestern Injury Prevention Network and Safe States Alliance (Safe States) are hosting a six-part webinar series on...
Weekly Spark
July 28, 2017
CARF International (CARF) has announced the release of standards for developing and implementing suicide prevention programs. Based on the findings...
Weekly Spark
July 28, 2017
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s (Action Alliance) Faith Communities Task Force is promoting a National Day of Prayer for Faith...
Weekly Spark
July 21, 2017
A recent study found that part-time college students, high school students, and young people ages 18 to 25 not enrolled in school were more likely to...
Weekly Spark
July 21, 2017
Rural Health Information Hub A public health campaign in Michigan is using an online mental health intervention to help prevent suicide among working...
Weekly Spark
July 21, 2017
International Railway Journal One in six British railway staff has received training in suicide prevention, according to the Samaritans organization...