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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Director's Corner
September 17, 2021
In honor of Suicide Prevention Month, we asked members of SPRC’s Lived Experience Advisory Committee about their experiences with the power of human connection.
Weekly Spark
September 10, 2021
This September, take action to prevent suicide in your community. Learn about the history of suicide prevention in the U.S., share the steps for...
Weekly Spark
September 10, 2021
A coalition of mental health experts and entertainment industry leaders recently released the Mental Health Media Guide, a resource to help content...
Weekly Spark
September 10, 2021
A study found the overall suicide rate in the U.S. declined for the first time in more than a decade. While these results may be encouraging, they...
Weekly Spark
September 10, 2021
AP News Mental health experts and faith leaders are working together to prevent suicide in Muslim communities. According to Rania Awaad, director of...
Weekly Spark
September 10, 2021
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded $74.2 million in grant funding to strengthen youth mental health.
Weekly Spark
September 10, 2021
The National Hispanic and Latino Addiction, Prevention, and Mental Health Technology Transfer Centers are hosting the National Latino Behavioral...
Weekly Spark
September 10, 2021
The Northwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (Northwest MHTTC) is hosting a webinar on maximizing therapeutic alliance in suicide risk...
Weekly Spark
September 10, 2021
The Thunderbird Partnership Foundation has released Strengthening Our Connections to Promote Life: A Life Promotion Toolkit by Indigenous Youth. The...
Weekly Spark
September 03, 2021
As students head back to school, help put suicide prevention on the agenda for the new academic year by using and sharing these materials: Suicide...
Weekly Spark
September 03, 2021
ABC News School districts across the country are increasing support for student mental health this fall. To help students cope with stress and trauma...
Weekly Spark
September 03, 2021
Inside Higher Ed News Results of a pilot program show how campuses can support the mental health of students of color. The Jed Foundation and The...
Weekly Spark
September 03, 2021
TODAY An upstream suicide prevention curriculum is expanding across Connecticut schools. Featuring a therapy dog named Gizmo, the curriculum teaches...
Weekly Spark
September 03, 2021
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded $17.8 million in grant funding to help communities prevent suicide...
Weekly Spark
September 03, 2021
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is hosting a Facebook Live event in honor of World Suicide Prevention Awareness Day on...