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
May 20, 2022
SPRC and Action Alliance acknowledge and honor the painful feelings that may arise among those in Indian Country in response to the recently released Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative investigative report.
Weekly Spark Announcement
May 20, 2022
SPRC and Action Alliance acknowledge and honor the painful feelings that may arise among those in Indian Country in response to the recently released Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative investigative report.
Weekly Spark
May 13, 2022
SPRC is pleased to release Assessing Community Suicide Prevention Needs: A Workbook for State Coordinators. This workbook can help state coordinators...
Weekly Spark
May 13, 2022
U.S. News and World Report Although suicide rates fell in the first year of the pandemic, comprehensive prevention efforts are still needed...
Weekly Spark
May 13, 2022
The Trevor Project (Trevor) has released its 2022 National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health, which captures the experiences of nearly 34,000 LGBTQ...
Weekly Spark
May 13, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Indian Health Service (IHS) are hosting the second National Conference on American Indian/...
Weekly Spark
May 06, 2022
Join SPRC Director Shelby Rowe for a webinar on preventing suicide in tribal populations. The presentation will provide tips for health care...
Weekly Spark
May 06, 2022
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) Faith Communities Task Force is hosting a National Weekend of Prayer for Faith...
Weekly Spark
May 06, 2022
Research shows that adults in the criminal-legal system have higher rates of suicide and behavioral health disorders than the general population...
Director's Corner
April 29, 2022
Learn how preventing child abuse can help prevent suicide.
Weekly Spark
April 29, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released the Adolescent Behaviors and Experiences Survey—United States, January–June...
Weekly Spark
April 29, 2022
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is holding its National Prevention Week from May 8 to 14 to increase awareness...
Weekly Spark
April 29, 2022
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), has awarded nearly...
Weekly Spark
April 22, 2022
SPRC is excited to release two-page snapshots of priority areas for strengthening suicide prevention infrastructure in the U.S. These summaries are...
Weekly Spark
April 22, 2022
NPR During the pandemic, some college students are leaning on each other for support. A recent national survey found nearly half of college students...