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
September 28, 2018
The National Council for Behavioral Health (National Council) is accepting applications for a two-year learning opportunity aimed at engaging youth...
Weekly Spark
September 21, 2018
Veterans who have experienced military sexual trauma and who identify as sexual or gender minorities are at increased risk for suicidal behaviors...
Weekly Spark
September 21, 2018
NPR New draft recommendations aim to prevent depression among pregnant women and new mothers. In 2016, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force...
Weekly Spark
September 21, 2018
The Joplin Globe A Missouri school district is teaching young students coping skills to help protect them from suicide risk. The Joplin School...
Weekly Spark
September 21, 2018
Nunatsiaq News A new project aims to prevent repeat suicide attempts in Canada’s Nunavut territory. The project will provide follow-up contacts to...
Weekly Spark
September 21, 2018
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released its 2017 annual national report from the National Survey on Drug...
Weekly Spark
September 21, 2018
Julie Goldstein Grumet, SPRC’s director of Health and Behavioral Health Initiatives, has coauthored “Assisting the School in Responding to a Suicide...
Weekly Spark
September 21, 2018
Education Development Center (EDC) has released a podcast interview with Bonnie Lipton, senior prevention specialist at SPRC. In the interview, she...
Weekly Spark
September 21, 2018
Education Development Center (EDC) has released an interview with Kerri Nickerson, director of Grantee and State Initiatives at SPRC. In the...
Weekly Spark
September 21, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced new state grants for the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS). NVDRS...
Weekly Spark
September 14, 2018
A new national survey has found that the majority of Americans believe suicide is preventable and would take action to help someone close to them who...
Weekly Spark
September 14, 2018
SPRC is hosting a webinar on assessing workforce readiness to provide comprehensive suicide care. It will feature leaders of three health care...
Weekly Spark
September 14, 2018
New findings suggest that an eight-week support group, Survivors of Suicide Attempts (SOSA), may help decrease suicidal symptoms and increase...
Weekly Spark
September 14, 2018
Kaiser Health News A new report suggests drug overdose deaths should be classified as self-injury. In current practice, opioid and other drug...
Weekly Spark
September 14, 2018
PennLive A state task force has issued recommendations for improving school safety in Pennsylvania. A just-released report contains 32...