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
May 15, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is accepting applications for cooperative agreements to address state-specific needs related to...
Weekly Spark
May 08, 2020
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for COVID-19 emergency response grants for suicide...
Weekly Spark
May 08, 2020
Machine learning has found that simple risk and protective factor models are limited in their ability to distinguish between those who think about...
Weekly Spark
May 08, 2020
CNBC People who work in grocery stores and pharmacies may have increased mental health needs during COVID-19. According to experts, the psychological...
Weekly Spark
May 08, 2020
The Could Be Better, tbh podcast has released an interview with SPRC Senior Advisor Jerry Reed. He discusses steps everyone can take to prevent...
Weekly Spark
May 08, 2020
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is inviting public comments on a draft research plan for depression, anxiety, and suicide risk...
Weekly Spark Announcement
May 01, 2020
This May 12th webinar will provide information and resources to support school staff managing suicidal thoughts and behaviors in their students during the COVID-19 crisis.
Weekly Spark
May 01, 2020
Recognizing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the country’s mental health and well-being, the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (...
Weekly Spark
May 01, 2020
To help inform workplace prevention strategies, researchers analyzed suicide deaths among workers by industry and occupation. Using data from 32...
Weekly Spark
May 01, 2020
WBUR To help address the emotional toll of COVID-19 on health care workers, experts offer tips for coping. Support groups are critical for those...
Weekly Spark
May 01, 2020
The Pandemic Crisis Services Response Coalition has launched a website to help address mental health challenges related to COVID-19. The website...
Weekly Spark
May 01, 2020
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has issued a notice of special interest for research to strengthen the mental health response to COVID...
Weekly Spark
April 24, 2020
SPRC’s webinar on treating patients at risk for suicide during COVID-19 is now archived online. Presenters discuss three best practices in suicide...
Weekly Spark
April 24, 2020
SPRC has released a new issue of its State Suicide Prevention Infrastructure Update. The newsletter features the latest content related to state...
Weekly Spark
April 24, 2020
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) Faith Communities Task Force is hosting a webinar on strengthening faith...