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
March 15, 2019
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) has released the first-ever National Recommendations for Depicting Suicide in...
Director's Corner
March 15, 2019
SPRC Director Elly Stout discusses the first-ever national recommendations for depicting suicide in entertainment media.
Weekly Spark
March 15, 2019
CNN According to a recent study, half of U.S. youth with mental health disorders are not receiving treatment. Using national data, researchers found...
Weekly Spark
March 15, 2019
Connecting Vets In response to recent suicide deaths in the U.S. Air Force, its leaders are calling for a culture shift. Air Force officials recently...
Weekly Spark
March 15, 2019
Chicago Health Nonprofit organizations are working to support the mental health of Chicago’s immigrant communities. To help immigrants and refugees...
Weekly Spark
March 15, 2019
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is hosting a public health grand rounds on preventing suicidal behavior. It will focus on...
Weekly Spark
March 15, 2019
The Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) is hosting a webinar on supporting students with serious mental health conditions to help them succeed...
Weekly Spark
March 08, 2019
A recent study found that a text message-based suicide prevention intervention may be a simple, low-cost way to reduce suicidal thoughts and suicide...
Weekly Spark
March 08, 2019
NPR Many inmates in the U.S. are not receiving the mental health care they need. National data suggest prison inmates have significantly higher rates...
Weekly Spark
March 08, 2019
Providence Journal The University of Rhode Island (URI) aims to expand its suicide prevention efforts. The university recently joined JED Campus, a...
Weekly Spark
March 08, 2019
Medical Xpress Cannabis use in teens may increase depression and suicide risk in early adulthood. That is according to a systematic review and meta-...
Weekly Spark
March 08, 2019
EDC’s Zero Suicide Institute has full-time openings for a manager and a clinical lead based in Waltham, Mass.; Washington, D.C.; or a remote home...
Weekly Spark
March 08, 2019
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has launched a website for the Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC)...
Weekly Spark
March 08, 2019
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has launched a website for the Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC...
Weekly Spark
March 08, 2019
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has published a blog post that describes its efforts to provide mental health care to transitioning...