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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Director's Corner
June 26, 2020
SPRC Director Elly Stout calls for increased equity and inclusion in the suicide preventon field.
Weekly Spark
June 26, 2020
SPRC is hosting a webinar on applying Zero Suicide in pediatric care settings. It will present two examples of how Zero Suicide has been adapted for...
Weekly Spark
June 26, 2020
Interpersonal strengths, like self-efficacy and spiritual well-being, have a protective influence on suicide-related outcomes for African American...
Weekly Spark
June 26, 2020
USA Today Mental health advocates are calling for increased efforts to support Black youth. With suicide rates rising faster among Black teens than...
Weekly Spark
June 26, 2020
Medical Xpress Despite widespread stress and trauma, Black people may be less likely to receive mental health diagnoses. Experts say the reasons for...
Weekly Spark
June 26, 2020
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has released a notice of special interest to encourage research on Black child and adolescent suicide...
Weekly Spark
June 26, 2020
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Director Joshua Gordon has written a blog post on racism and mental health research. He describes NIMH...
Weekly Spark
June 26, 2020
The Trevor Project (Trevor) has released a blog post on supporting Black LGBTQ youth mental health. It includes tips on how Black LGBTQ youth can...
Weekly Spark
June 26, 2020
The Trevor Project (Trevor) has released a blog post that discusses how to approach conversations on the intersection of race and LGBTQ identity. It...
Weekly Spark
June 26, 2020
The National Hispanic and Latino Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) Network has released a booklet for providers, researchers, and...
Weekly Spark
June 19, 2020
SPRC is pleased to announce the release of a new tool and an updated tool that can be used together to help select, adapt, and implement gatekeeper...
Weekly Spark
June 19, 2020
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) Media Messaging Workgroup has developed guidance for messaging to the public...
Weekly Spark
June 19, 2020
An evaluation of the LifeSpan model could provide the suicide prevention field with an example of how to systematically study a comprehensive,...
Weekly Spark
June 19, 2020
Monitor on Psychology According to experts, mental health professionals can take the following key steps to reduce clients’ suicide risk during COVID...
Weekly Spark
June 19, 2020
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has released a notice of funding opportunity for its Railroad Trespassing Suicide Prevention Grant Program...