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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From the Field
September 22, 2020
This five-minute story describes how Colorado leveraged existing infrastructure and champions to fund state and community efforts.
Weekly Spark
September 11, 2020
A new national survey of over 2,000 U.S. adults found the majority of those surveyed (81%) believe, as a result of COVID-19, it is now more important...
Director's Corner
September 11, 2020
Read about the new team that will lead SPRC.
Weekly Spark
September 11, 2020
CNN According to recent data, suicidal ideation among young people has increased since last year. A national survey found about 25 percent of people...
Weekly Spark
September 11, 2020
The Philadelphia Inquirer Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, there was increasing evidence that graduate students were experiencing mental health...
Weekly Spark
September 11, 2020
Education Development Center (EDC) has released a new blog post by Sadé Heart of the Hawk Ali, an enrolled member of the Mi’kmaq First Nation and...
Weekly Spark
September 11, 2020
#CrisisTalk has published an interview with Colleen Carr, director of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance). The...
Weekly Spark
September 11, 2020
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is hosting a virtual workshop on social disconnection in late-life suicide. The workshop will take...
Weekly Spark
September 11, 2020
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has released a request for information on innovative research to improve mental health outcomes among...
Weekly Spark
September 11, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded Comprehensive Suicide Prevention Program cooperative agreements to nine recipients...
Weekly Spark
September 11, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released 2019 data and documentation from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (...
Director's Corner
August 28, 2020
Guest experts share guidance on preventing suicide in school communities during COVID-19.
Weekly Spark
August 28, 2020
USA Today As many schools start the year remotely, some are making social and emotional learning a priority. Adjusting to online school is only one...
Weekly Spark
August 28, 2020
The New York Times As the school year starts, experts encourage parents to pay close attention to their kids’ mental health. Children may experience...
Weekly Spark
August 28, 2020
The Washington Post College and university counseling centers are preparing to offer students extra mental health support this fall. In the past...