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 01, 2019
NHPR The New Hampshire Executive Council has approved funding for a behavioral health crisis center. The $4.4 million contract will fund an around-...
Weekly Spark
February 01, 2019
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has published a blog post on suicide and American society by Elinore F...
Weekly Spark
February 01, 2019
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a report on violence victimization, substance use, suicide risk, and sexual...
Weekly Spark
January 25, 2019
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for the Garrett Lee Smith State/Tribal Youth Suicide...
Weekly Spark
January 25, 2019
The 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention recommended that all U.S. states update their suicide prevention plans to include policies on...
Weekly Spark
January 25, 2019
HuffPost Opioid abuse is fueling a rise in both unintentional overdose and suicide deaths, according to a recent New England Journal of Medicine...
Weekly Spark
January 25, 2019
The Colorado Sun The Colorado attorney general’s office has released the results of a yearlong study on youth suicide. The study looked at four...
Weekly Spark
January 25, 2019
YaleNews A Yale University-led project is working to increase access to mental health care in Nigeria. The HAPPINESS Project aims to develop a rural...
Weekly Spark
January 25, 2019
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has launched a new video series to educate the public about advances in the science of mental illness...
Weekly Spark
January 25, 2019
The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) Institute for Hope and Healing is hosting a webinar on best practice grief support for suicide...
Weekly Spark
January 25, 2019
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently updated its Web-Based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) to...
Weekly Spark
January 18, 2019
HuffPost Native Americans are at higher risk for suicide than the general population, but suicide rates vary widely across tribal communities. That...
Weekly Spark
January 18, 2019
The New York Times The American Psychological Association has released its first-ever practice guidelines on boys and men. Designed to help mental...
Weekly Spark
January 18, 2019
MPR News The St. Paul Police Department is expanding its mental health unit. Currently staffed by four officers and two social workers, the unit will...
Weekly Spark
January 18, 2019
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for the Suicide Prevention Lifeline Crisis Center...