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
November 19, 2021
The Children’s Safety Network (CSN) is hosting a webinar on culturally relevant approaches to preventing suicide among American Indian and Alaska...
Director's Corner
November 19, 2021
Onscreen representations of Native communities can help prompt healing conversations about suicide and mental health, writes SPRC Program Manager Shelby Rowe.
Weekly Spark
November 12, 2021
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released reports and detailed tables from the 2020 National Survey on Drug...
Weekly Spark
November 12, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has released a report of provisional national...
Weekly Spark
November 12, 2021
SPRC is leading a webinar on preventing suicide in people with opioid use disorder. The presentation will review the complex relationship between...
Weekly Spark
November 12, 2021
A recent study found an association between online risk factors and suicidal behavior among youth. According to the authors, this was the first...
Weekly Spark
November 12, 2021
Education Development Center (EDC) is hiring a full-time project associate to support SPRC and other EDC suicide prevention projects. The position...
Weekly Spark
November 12, 2021
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Office of Minority Health (OMH) are hosting a webinar on advancing...
Weekly Spark
November 12, 2021
Zero Suicide Institute (ZSI) and Jaspr Health are hosting a webinar on safer suicide care in 2022. It will discuss ways health care leaders can...
Weekly Spark
October 29, 2021
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), and the Children’s Hospital Association (...
Weekly Spark
October 29, 2021
WHYY Experts are calling for increased efforts to understand and address rising suicide rates among Black youth. According to principal investigator...
Weekly Spark
October 29, 2021
Education Development Center (EDC) is hiring a full-time research assistant to support the SPRC State and Community Initiatives Team. The position...
Weekly Spark
October 29, 2021
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has released a funding opportunity announcement to evaluate the preliminary effectiveness of enhanced...
Weekly Spark
October 29, 2021
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) has released a resource to help youth talk about suicide with friends and peers. It offers tips...
Weekly Spark
October 29, 2021
Mental Health America (MHA) has released The State of Mental Health in America 2022. The report presents data on mental health, substance use, and...