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
December 02, 2022
The New York Times Recent data suggest more efforts are needed to address firearm suicide. According to the Centers for Disease Control and...
Weekly Spark
December 02, 2022
CNN In a recent study, most teens reported having at least one adverse childhood experience during the pandemic. Adverse childhood experiences, or...
Weekly Spark
December 02, 2022
Education Development Center (EDC) has launched Community-Led Suicide Prevention, an online toolkit to help communities come together and reach their...
Weekly Spark
December 02, 2022
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released From Crisis to Care: Building from 988 and Beyond for Better...
Weekly Spark
December 02, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has released a report on suicide rates for the...
Weekly Spark
December 02, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has analyzed death rates for leading causes of...
Director's Corner
November 18, 2022
Learn how SPRC’s new Best Practices Registry will help you incorporate upstream suicide prevention in your work.
Weekly Spark
November 18, 2022
The Seattle Times Washington residents now have access to the country’s first-ever crisis line for Native people. Launched last week, the Native and...
Weekly Spark
November 18, 2022
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released National Guidelines for Child and Youth Behavioral Health Crisis...
Weekly Spark
November 11, 2022
Medical Xpress A recent public perception poll shows broad support for mental health and suicide prevention but barriers to seeking help. Carried out...
Weekly Spark
November 11, 2022
KFF Newsroom In the month after its transition to a three-digit number, the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline experienced a substantial increase in...
Weekly Spark
November 11, 2022
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) is seeking an SPRC contract/grant coordinator to provide administrative support for suicide...
Weekly Spark
November 11, 2022
The University of Oklahoma (OU) is seeking an SPRC training manager for health and behavioral health initiatives to coordinate and facilitate suicide...
Weekly Spark
November 11, 2022
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently announced more than $100 million in funding from the Bipartisan Safer...
Weekly Spark
November 04, 2022
November is National Native American Heritage Month—a time to honor the richness and diversity of tribal cultures and traditions and to acknowledge...