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 20, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a report on the timeliness of death certificate data for suicides. It evaluates the...
Weekly Spark
April 20, 2018
The National LGBT Health Education Center (Education Center) is hosting a webinar on suicide in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)...
Weekly Spark
April 13, 2018
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Suicide Prevention has released a new podcast interview with Jerry Reed,...
Weekly Spark
April 13, 2018
Adolescents and young adults treated for nonfatal self-harm are at increased risk for suicide death. In this high-risk group, American Indians and...
Weekly Spark
April 13, 2018
USA Today Six months after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico residents are struggling with their mental health. Between August and January, suicide...
Weekly Spark
April 13, 2018
The Berkshire Eagle Massachusetts schools are working to stop gun violence before it starts. Using the social and emotional learning model, many...
Weekly Spark
April 13, 2018
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has launched the Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center. The new center aims...
Weekly Spark
April 13, 2018
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for Assertive Community Treatment grants. The grants...
Weekly Spark
April 13, 2018
The Military Suicide Research Consortium (MSRC) is accepting letters of intent for clinical and non-clinical research studies. Submissions are due...
Weekly Spark
April 13, 2018
The Safe States Alliance (Safe States) has released a special report on suicide deaths among veterans and the armed forces. The report uses 2010 to...
Weekly Spark
April 13, 2018
Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and Well Being Trust (WBT) are co-hosting a web forum to discuss their recent report on drug, alcohol, and suicide...
Director's Corner
April 06, 2018
Just one program isn’t enough—it takes multiple strategies working together to reduce despair and death in our states, communities, workplaces, health care systems, and schools.
Weekly Spark
April 06, 2018
The Daily World The Hoquiam School District in Washington State has launched a Hope Squad—a peer support program that aims to prevent youth suicide...
Weekly Spark
April 06, 2018
KTVU In an effort to prevent suicide, the city of Palo Alto is installing security cameras at its commuter rail crossings. The cameras will appear at...
Weekly Spark
April 06, 2018
Reuters A recent study of college students in eight countries found that those with non-heterosexual identity or feelings were at increased risk for...