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
April 24, 2020
Substance use disorders were associated with increased risk of suicide death in a study of health care system patients. Those who had multiple...
Weekly Spark
April 24, 2020
Healio New research suggests limiting access to certain types of drugs may help prevent suicide among those at risk. Researchers used data on...
Weekly Spark
April 24, 2020
Journal-News A school-based suicide prevention program in Ohio has gone virtual. Members of the Lakota Hope Squad, a peer support program, are...
Weekly Spark
April 10, 2020
Members of the media play a critical role in suicide prevention. SPRC encourages news outlets to follow best practices for safe and accurate...
Weekly Spark
April 10, 2020
The Colorado Sun Colorado mental health providers are adapting to meet changing needs during COVID-19. Following guidance from state and federal...
Weekly Spark
April 10, 2020
The Seattle Times To help kids cope during school closures, mental health professionals in Washington are offering virtual support. Some schools in...
Weekly Spark
April 10, 2020
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (...
Weekly Spark
April 10, 2020
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is hosting an interactive roundtable webinar on addressing suicide among Black youth. It will feature...
Weekly Spark
April 10, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a data brief on suicide mortality in the U.S. between 1999 and 2018. The data show...
Weekly Spark
April 03, 2020
Looking for information on mental health and coping with the effects of COVID-19? Check out our compilation of resources for the general public,...
Weekly Spark
April 03, 2020
Military Times A unique program is connecting new veterans with support. Run by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Solid Start program...
Weekly Spark
April 03, 2020
HuffPost The stress and uncertainty of the coronavirus could pose long-term challenges, especially for those with mental health conditions. That is...
Weekly Spark
April 03, 2020
The Hill Since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, crisis services are experiencing increased demand. Samaritans of Boston has reported 100 more...
Weekly Spark
April 03, 2020
The Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) Network is hosting a two-part webinar series on changing the conversation about...
Weekly Spark
April 03, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a funding opportunity for the implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive...