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 leadership 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 30, 2022
Want to message about SPRC’s 2022 State and Territorial Suicide Prevention Needs Assessment (SNA), but not sure how? We’re excited to release two...
Weekly Spark
September 30, 2022
Newsweek A recent opinion piece offers tips on making the public conversation about suicide more effective. While suicide is being discussed more...
Weekly Spark
September 30, 2022
CNN New federal data suggest the percentage of U.S. adults receiving mental health treatment rose during COVID-19. The data come from the Centers for...
Weekly Spark
September 30, 2022
McClean Hospital (McClean) and Stanford University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Stanford Psychiatry) are hosting a course on...
Weekly Spark
September 23, 2022
New Hampshire Public Radio Many educators are experiencing stress and mental health issues, with some, such as teachers of color, more affected than...
Weekly Spark
September 23, 2022
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for cooperative agreements to expand 988 crisis...
Weekly Spark
September 23, 2022
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released a guide to adapting evidence-based practices for under-resourced...
Weekly Spark
September 23, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a report on suicide among American Indian and Alaska Native people in the U.S. from...
Weekly Spark
September 23, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that the Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) 2021 data set is now...
Weekly Spark
September 23, 2022
A workgroup organized by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has developed recommendations for a clinical pathway to screen adults for...
Weekly Spark
September 16, 2022
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) is seeking an SPRC director of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. This position...
Weekly Spark
September 16, 2022
State laws that aim to prevent hate crimes related to sexual orientation may help reduce suicide among high-school-aged youth, suggests a recent...
Weekly Spark
September 16, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has released a report on provisional life...
Weekly Spark
September 16, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published a data brief on mental health...
Weekly Spark
September 16, 2022
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and United Suicide Survivors International (US) have released a white paper on mental health...