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 09, 2018
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention Implementation...
Weekly Spark
February 09, 2018
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for fiscal year 2018 Clinical Support System for...
Weekly Spark
February 09, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched a data visualization tool for fatal injury data from the Web-based Injury...
Weekly Spark
February 09, 2018
The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) has published a blog post about collaboration between the Center for Alaska...
Weekly Spark
February 02, 2018
Recent trends indicate that U.S. poison centers are receiving more calls related to intentional exposures and fewer calls related to those that are...
Weekly Spark
February 02, 2018
SELF Media depictions of suicide can influence behavior. Research has shown, for example, that graphic images of suicide in the news or entertainment...
Weekly Spark
February 02, 2018
Livingston County News New York State has established a task force to evaluate and improve its suicide prevention efforts. Task force members include...
Weekly Spark
February 02, 2018
The Korea Herald South Korea aims to significantly reduce its number of suicide deaths by 2022. Government officials have announced new measures to...
Weekly Spark
February 02, 2018
The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) is accepting proposals for a consultant to develop a tribal suicide indicators resource...
Weekly Spark
February 02, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) is seeking research proposals to...
Weekly Spark
February 02, 2018
The National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) is hosting a webinar on suicide prevention in later life. The webinar...
Weekly Spark
January 26, 2018
A recent survey of discharge practices and protocols in hospital-based emergency departments revealed serious gaps in the provision of lethal means...
Weekly Spark
January 26, 2018
Associated Press Most of the largest U.S. public universities do not track student suicide deaths, according to the Associated Press (AP). A recent...
Weekly Spark
January 26, 2018
Arizona Daily Sun Arizona schools are trying to get their students talking about mental health. While the state does not have a mental health...
Weekly Spark
January 26, 2018
Franklin Home Page The Tennessee Highway Patrol has partnered with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to train its full force in...