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 Director Elly Stout and guest authors.
  • From the Field, innovative activities being implemented in states, communities, healthcare organizations, and other settings. 
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Weekly Spark
January 08, 2021
UTAH: Utah Becomes Latest State to Ban Discredited LGBTQ “Conversion Therapy”—NPR WASHINGTON: Mental Health Experts Race to Help Children Cope with...
Weekly Spark
January 08, 2021
INTERNATIONAL: Rail Suicides: A Joint Nordic Approach to Reduce Numbers—Nordic Labour Journal INTERNATIONAL: Suicide Risk and Prevention during the...
Director's Corner
December 18, 2020
As you reflect on the past year, what are you most grateful for? We at SPRC are grateful for you.
Weekly Spark
December 11, 2020
As we ease into the new year, we hope you and your loved ones are healthy and well. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Weekly Spark may continue to be...
Weekly Spark
December 11, 2020
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) has released a funding opportunity...
Weekly Spark
December 11, 2020
Orlando Sentinel Older adults may struggle with their mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. With decreased social interaction and physical...
Weekly Spark
December 11, 2020
AMA News Physician organizations are working to integrate primary and behavioral health care across the country. Physical and behavioral health are...
Weekly Spark
December 11, 2020
NPR San Francisco is changing the way it responds to behavioral health crisis calls. Under a new program, behavioral health-related 911 calls will be...
Weekly Spark
December 11, 2020
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) is seeking a full-time deputy director. Responsibilities include project...
Weekly Spark
December 11, 2020
The American Association of Suicidology (AAS) has announced this year’s winners of the Paul G. Quinnett Lived Experience Writing Competition. The...
Weekly Spark
December 11, 2020
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has announced three funding opportunities for service-ready tools for the identification, prevention,...
Weekly Spark
December 11, 2020
The Northwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) Network and the UNC Institute for Best Practices are hosting regular meetings for...
Weekly Spark
December 11, 2020
The Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network is hosting a two-part webinar on improving health outcomes for diverse...
Weekly Spark
December 04, 2020
SPRC is pleased to release three new success stories about building state suicide prevention infrastructure: Building State and Local Funding in...
Weekly Spark
December 04, 2020
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) has released COVID Guidance: Screening for Suicide Risk during Telehealth...