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
July 23, 2021
Data from previous epidemics suggest suicide rates may initially appear to decrease during epidemics but may increase thereafter. Based on a...
Weekly Spark
July 23, 2021
ABC News According to a recent analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suspected suicide attempts increased among teen girls...
Weekly Spark
July 23, 2021
NPR A school-hospital partnership in Long Island may be a model for connecting kids with mental health care. In response to a series of student...
Weekly Spark
July 23, 2021
Education Development Center (EDC) has published the article, “Effective Suicide Prevention for Rural Communities.” It describes how SPRC’s Effective...
Weekly Spark
July 16, 2021
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded $3.3 million in suicide prevention funding to 33 colleges and...
Director's Corner
July 16, 2021
Learn how integrating lived experience in evidence-based practices can profoundly increase their impact.
Weekly Spark
July 16, 2021
Education Development Center (EDC) has published the article “Building a New Model for Suicide Prevention” highlighting the Colorado National...
Weekly Spark
July 16, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a report on mental health among parents of children and unpaid caregivers of adults...
Weekly Spark
July 16, 2021
The American Medical Association (AMA) has adopted a policy to address increased youth suicide. The adopted policy outlines risk and protective...
Weekly Spark
July 16, 2021
The World Health Organization (WHO) has released Suicide Worldwide in 2019: Global Health Estimates with the latest global data on suicide, and LIVE...
Director's Corner
June 25, 2021
In honor of Pride Month, we had the pleasure of speaking with Sam Brinton about LGBTQ youth mental health.
Weekly Spark
June 25, 2021
SPRC is leading a webinar on preventing adolescent suicide in medical settings. Presenters will discuss effective suicide prevention practices for...
Weekly Spark
June 25, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a report on emergency department visits for suspected suicide attempts among youth...
Weekly Spark
June 25, 2021
WHYY A Philadelphia nonprofit is providing free therapy to Black men. Initially a campaign to reduce mental health stigma, the program has expanded...
Weekly Spark
June 25, 2021
Cisco and Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) have launched the News App for Suicide Reporting, an online tool to help journalists and...