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
November 15, 2019
SPRC is excited to announce the release of a new video series, Transforming Tribal Communities: Indigenous Perspectives on Suicide Prevention. This...
Weekly Spark
November 15, 2019
This report summarizes findings and recommendations from SPRC’s exploration of suicide surveillance among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN)...
Weekly Spark
November 15, 2019
This success story describes how Native Americans for Community Action, Inc. (NACA) partnered with northern Arizona schools to implement Coping and...
Weekly Spark
November 15, 2019
A community-based intervention that promotes culturally generated reasons for life and sobriety may be a useful tool to protect Alaska Native youth...
Weekly Spark
November 15, 2019
HuffPost Native Americans are at higher risk for suicide than the general population, but suicide rates vary widely across tribal communities. That...
Weekly Spark
November 15, 2019
Check out a cultural adaptation of the Zero Suicide Toolkit for health systems serving Native American communities, recently released by Zero Suicide...
Weekly Spark
November 15, 2019
Use this resource to measure and assess whether your community is ready to implement prevention programming, including leadership involvement and...
Weekly Spark
November 15, 2019
Watch a webinar on connectedness in American Indian and Alaska Native communities to learn how to engage partners in promoting culturally meaningful...
Weekly Spark
November 08, 2019
College students who believe that most people hold negative views of those seeking mental health treatment (i.e., perceived public prejudice) have...
Weekly Spark
November 08, 2019
PBS News Hour A recent study suggests Black high school students are more likely to attempt suicide than their peers. Using nationally representative...
Weekly Spark
November 08, 2019
Kaiser Permanente A new law allows Oregon schoolchildren to take time off for their mental health. Effective in July of this year, the law allows...
Weekly Spark
November 08, 2019
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has released its 2018 annual report on health in...
Weekly Spark
November 08, 2019
Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and Well Being Trust (WBT) have released a report on cross-sector strategies to prevent adolescent substance use...
Weekly Spark
November 08, 2019
The American Association of Suicidology (AAS), American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), and United Suicide Survivors International (United...
Weekly Spark
November 08, 2019
The American Association of Suicidology (AAS) is accepting submissions for a special issue of Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior focused on public...