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
June 07, 2019
The Qasgiq Model is a strengths-based community intervention that uses Yup’ik Alaska Native indigenous knowledge to reduce youth risk for suicide and...
Weekly Spark
June 07, 2019
The New York Times To help support a survivor of suicide loss, experts offer the following guidance. Be physically and emotionally present, and...
Weekly Spark
June 07, 2019
Detroit Free Press The Michigan Department of Corrections is taking steps to prevent suicide among its employees. In response to a series of suicides...
Weekly Spark
June 07, 2019
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) is hosting a webinar on the Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport (ET3) Model request for...
Weekly Spark
June 07, 2019
The National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) and its Crisis Now partners recently launched the #CrisisTalk website as...
Weekly Spark
June 07, 2019
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) has released best practices to help medical examiners and coroners talk with families and members of the...
Weekly Spark
June 07, 2019
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has launched a community-based program to prevent veteran suicide within the VA Midwest Health Care...
From the Field
June 03, 2019
This four-minute audio story highlights a statewide initiative to integrate West Virginia’s substance abuse and suicide prevention efforts.
Weekly Spark
May 31, 2019
Our Campus Virtual Learning Lab: Prevention Planning Module has earned two bronze Omni Awards!
Weekly Spark
May 31, 2019
Have you completed our Weekly Spark survey? Now is your last chance! This confidential assessment will take about 15 minutes to complete and will...
Weekly Spark
May 31, 2019
NBC News Suicide rates among girls in the U.S. are rising, a new study found. Researchers looked at national data on suicide among youth ages 10 to...
Weekly Spark
May 31, 2019
KHQA A new law lays the foundation for a comprehensive children’s mental health care system in Iowa. Recently signed by the governor, the purpose of...
Weekly Spark
May 31, 2019
NBC News The Trevor Project plans to use artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance its suicide prevention efforts. The nonprofit provides crisis...
Weekly Spark
May 31, 2019
The Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) Network is hosting a webinar on trauma-informed care. It will discuss trauma-informed care...
Weekly Spark
May 31, 2019
The Northeast and Caribbean Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) Network is hosting a webinar series on the behavioral health needs of...