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
September 29, 2017
The Denver Post The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has released its first-ever state data on veteran suicide, which show substantial...
Weekly Spark
September 29, 2017
CBS Minnesota In an effort to prevent suicide deaths, the Minnesota Department of Transportation is building nine-foot fences along the half-mile...
Weekly Spark
September 29, 2017
Stratford-upon-Avon Herald Warwickshire County in England has published a strategy for reducing suicide deaths by 2020. Developed by the county...
Weekly Spark
September 29, 2017
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has released data on veteran suicide for 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. The...
Weekly Spark
September 29, 2017
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ) has released a new...
Weekly Spark
September 22, 2017
Social Science Research and Evaluation, Inc. (SSRE), which provides external evaluation services for SPRC, has developed a brief survey to help us...
Weekly Spark
September 22, 2017
A study of nearly 3.8 million U.S. military personnel revealed that currently deployed service members were at lower risk of suicide death than...
Weekly Spark
September 22, 2017
Chicago Tribune Following the April release of Logic’s hit song about the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, calls to the crisis hotline have...
Weekly Spark
September 22, 2017
Medical Xpress According to a recent study, transgender youth in California are at significantly higher risk for suicidal thoughts than their non-...
Weekly Spark
September 22, 2017
UW News A public education campaign in Washington State is seeking to prevent suicide by reducing access to lethal means among individuals at risk...
Weekly Spark
September 22, 2017
The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has announced the funding of up...
Weekly Spark
September 22, 2017
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released new data from the School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS). SHPPS is a...
Weekly Spark
September 15, 2017
The Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention (ICRC-S) is hosting a webinar on its fourth Research Training Institute, which will take...
Weekly Spark
September 15, 2017
An analysis of data from eight health care systems confirmed that many physical health conditions are associated with risk of suicide death. A...
Weekly Spark
September 15, 2017
NPR Until recently, the experiences of sibling suicide loss survivors have been poorly understood. Research shows that individuals who have lost a...