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 04, 2020
Suicide bereavement support (i.e., postvention) may be an important prevention strategy for people who have experienced a suicide loss. However,...
Weekly Spark
September 25, 2020
Formal training in suicide postvention through ongoing professional development and graduate training may improve the perceived knowledge and...
Weekly Spark
June 26, 2020
Interpersonal strengths, like self-efficacy and spiritual well-being, have a protective influence on suicide-related outcomes for African American...
Weekly Spark
June 19, 2020
An evaluation of the LifeSpan model could provide the suicide prevention field with an example of how to systematically study a comprehensive,...
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 01, 2020
To help inform workplace prevention strategies, researchers analyzed suicide deaths among workers by industry and occupation. Using data from 32...
Weekly Spark
April 24, 2020
Substance use disorders were associated with increased risk of suicide death in a study of health care system patients. Those who had multiple...
Weekly Spark
February 28, 2020
U.S. adults with a lifetime history of an eating disorder—anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or binge eating disorder—are at increased risk of having...
Weekly Spark
February 21, 2020
A recent study looked at the suicide prevention or wellness programs offered by law enforcement agencies across the United States. Researchers then...
Weekly Spark
January 31, 2020
Emergency department patients presenting with intentional self-harm or suicidal thoughts are at increased risk of suicide in the year after their...
Weekly Spark
January 10, 2020
Suicide prediction modeling analyzes complex demographic and health data, sometimes from a variety of sources, to identify individuals at risk for...
Weekly Spark
January 03, 2020
Brief Caring Text Messages for Suicide Prevention among Military Personnel—JAMA Psychiatry How Social Networks May Increase Risk after Exposure to...