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
May 04, 2018
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will hold National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day on May 10. The theme...
Weekly Spark
May 04, 2018
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has published a blog post highlighting new...
Weekly Spark
April 27, 2018
The role of school connectedness in protecting youth from suicidal thoughts and behaviors is well-documented, but research on this topic is limited...
Weekly Spark
April 27, 2018
USA Today Findings from a recent study suggest that police officers and firefighters are more likely to die by suicide than in the line of duty...
Weekly Spark
April 27, 2018
The Courier Iowa has enacted two new laws that aim to address mental health issues and suicide across the state. House File 2456 expands mental...
Weekly Spark
April 27, 2018
Great Falls Tribune A high school basketball team from Montana’s Flathead Reservation has brought the issue of suicide prevention to the national...
Weekly Spark
April 27, 2018
The National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) has launched the Crisis Now website to help communities optimize their...
Weekly Spark
April 27, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released 2015 data on suicidal ideation and behaviors among Utah students in grades 8, 10,...
Weekly Spark
April 27, 2018
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released an action plan for enhanced enforcement of mental health and substance abuse...
Weekly Spark
April 20, 2018
SPRC is pleased to announce the release of the second edition of After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools. Developed in collaboration with the American...
Weekly Spark
April 20, 2018
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) has released a new report, Recommended Standard Care for People with Suicide...
Weekly Spark
April 20, 2018
Compared to deaths by overtly violent methods, such as gunshot or hanging, drug intoxication deaths are more likely to be classified as “undetermined...
Weekly Spark
April 20, 2018
EurekAlert! A recent study found that transgender youth who were able to use their chosen names in multiple contexts had a lower risk of depression...
Weekly Spark
April 20, 2018
Indianapolis Star In August, Indianapolis launched a Mobile Crisis Assistance Team (MCAT) to respond to mental health-related emergencies. Made up of...
Weekly Spark
April 20, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released data on suicide rates by race/ethnicity. From 2015 to 2016, the age-adjusted...