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
January 26, 2018
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), Ad Council, and The Jed Foundation (JED) have launched the suicide prevention campaign Seize...
Weekly Spark
January 26, 2018
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has launched the Ask Suicide-Screening Questions Toolkit. Developed by researchers in the Division of...
Weekly Spark
January 26, 2018
The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are accepting applications for...
Weekly Spark
January 26, 2018
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Suicide Prevention has released a new podcast interview on lethal means safety...
Weekly Spark
January 26, 2018
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) All of Us research program is seeking input on research priorities. The program aims to build a large,...
Weekly Spark
January 19, 2018
SPRC is hosting a Zero Suicide webinar on improving care for homeless patients at risk for suicide. Presenters will share the innovative ways they...
Weekly Spark
January 19, 2018
Researchers sought to investigate the impact of functional impairment on telephone crisis workers’ ability to provide optimal support to callers...
Weekly Spark
January 19, 2018
Asbury Park Press A national hotline is providing confidential, 24/7 mental health support to law enforcement officers. Founded in 2006, Copline is a...
Weekly Spark
January 19, 2018
Reuters A recent study examined the influence of sexual identity and childhood trauma on suicide risk among Nevada teens. Researchers looked at data...
Weekly Spark
January 19, 2018
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released a request for applications for research to develop and test youth violence prevention...
Weekly Spark
January 19, 2018
The U.S. president has signed an executive order that directs the Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and Homeland Security to develop a plan...
Weekly Spark
January 19, 2018
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 12, 2018
SPRC is pleased to announce the release of a new report, Breaking Down Barriers: Using Youth Suicide-Related Surveillance Data from State Systems...
Director's Corner
January 12, 2018
We’ve known for many years that substance use and suicide are connected. But in recent years, that connection has grown increasingly apparent in our...
Weekly Spark
January 12, 2018
The Guardian Farmers have among the highest suicide rates of any occupational group in the U.S. A 2016 study from the Centers for Disease Control and...