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
October 15, 2021
Researchers performed a systematic review of studies published around the world between September 2005 and December 2019 to identify evidence-based,...
Weekly Spark
October 15, 2021
Oklahoma Watch Recent data show the number of suicide deaths in Oklahoma increased last year. The number in 2020 was 10% higher than in 2019, and 62...
Weekly Spark
October 15, 2021
Education Development Center (EDC) and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) have released an infographic to assist...
Weekly Spark
October 15, 2021
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released an evidence-based resource guide on preventing and treating...
Weekly Spark
October 15, 2021
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has released a funding opportunity announcement for research on suicide prevention in primary care...
Weekly Spark
October 01, 2021
A study looked at trends in suicide mortality from 1999 to 2019, using data from the National Vital Statistics System stratified by sex, age group,...
Weekly Spark
October 01, 2021
The New York Times Bisexual people may experience more mental health challenges than their peers. A 2017 meta-analysis found bisexual participants...
Weekly Spark
October 01, 2021
Education Development Center (EDC) has published a new blog post, “Stories of Effective Suicide Prevention in Rural Communities.” It describes how...
Weekly Spark
October 01, 2021
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded $825 million in grant funding to community mental health centers...
Director's Corner
September 17, 2021
In honor of Suicide Prevention Month, we asked members of SPRC’s Lived Experience Advisory Committee about their experiences with the power of human connection.
Weekly Spark
September 10, 2021
This September, take action to prevent suicide in your community. Learn about the history of suicide prevention in the U.S., share the steps for...
Weekly Spark
September 10, 2021
A coalition of mental health experts and entertainment industry leaders recently released the Mental Health Media Guide, a resource to help content...
Weekly Spark
September 10, 2021
A study found the overall suicide rate in the U.S. declined for the first time in more than a decade. While these results may be encouraging, they...
Weekly Spark
September 10, 2021
AP News Mental health experts and faith leaders are working together to prevent suicide in Muslim communities. According to Rania Awaad, director of...
Weekly Spark
September 10, 2021
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded $74.2 million in grant funding to strengthen youth mental health.