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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Director's Corner
April 30, 2021
It is more important now than ever to empower states, territories, and tribes to use the available research-based resources so that they can successfully reduce suicide deaths.
Weekly Spark
April 30, 2021
SPRC is leading a webinar on preventing suicide in primary care settings. Register now and tune in today 3 to 4 p.m. ET!
Weekly Spark
April 23, 2021
A recent national retrospective study from Denmark found individuals with a diagnosed autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have an increased risk for...
Weekly Spark
April 23, 2021
The New York Times Magazine According to experts, it is unclear whether the COVID-19 pandemic will affect the nation’s suicide rate. What is clear is...
Weekly Spark
April 23, 2021
USA Today A recent study found an increase in suicidal thoughts and self-harm during and after pregnancy. The study used data from 2006 to 2017 on...
Weekly Spark
April 23, 2021
The Washington Post School communities are working to meet students’ increased mental health needs during the pandemic. For example, New York City is...
Weekly Spark
April 23, 2021
EurekAlert! New research suggests university students need extra mental health support during COVID-19. Researchers surveyed just over 2,500 students...
Weekly Spark
April 23, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published a QuickStats on death rates from motor vehicle traffic injury, homicide, and...
Weekly Spark
April 23, 2021
The Zero Suicide Institute of Australasia (ZSIA) has developed a video series that describes each of the seven elements of the Zero Suicide model...
Weekly Spark
April 23, 2021
The Trevor Project (Trevor) has published a research brief that gives an overview of existing data on suicide risk during the COVID-19 pandemic in...
Weekly Spark
April 23, 2021
The National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention (NCFRP) has launched a Child Death Scene Investigation Learning Series. It contains 10 modules...
Weekly Spark
April 23, 2021
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Veteran Suicide Prevention has launched an updated website on lethal means...
Weekly Spark
April 23, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a report on racial and ethnic disparities in the prevalence of stress and worry,...
Director's Corner
April 16, 2021
SPRC directors discuss the links between child abuse and suicide.
Weekly Spark
April 16, 2021
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) Faith Communities Task Force is hosting a National Weekend of Prayer for Faith...