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
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...
Director's Corner
January 11, 2019
Happy New Year! As 2019 begins, please join us in pausing to reflect on some milestones from the past year in suicide prevention, as well as how we...
Weekly Spark
January 11, 2019
O, The Oprah Magazine Peer support services are helping some who have struggled with suicide to feel less alone. Services such as peer support groups...
Weekly Spark
January 11, 2019
Medical Xpress Many veterans are in favor of reducing access to firearms during a mental health crisis, recent findings suggest. Researchers surveyed...
Weekly Spark
January 11, 2019
WNYC The New Jersey Department of Corrections has announced a plan to address suicide in county jails. The announcement comes in response to an...
Weekly Spark
January 11, 2019
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (National Academies) have released Improving Care to Prevent Suicide among People with...
Weekly Spark
January 11, 2019
The American Association of Suicidology (AAS) has released Suicide Reporting Recommendations: Media as Partners in Suicide Prevention. It includes...
Weekly Spark
January 11, 2019
The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) is hosting a presentation on firefighter suicide. It will cover suicide prevention strategies,...