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 17, 2021
The Office of the Surgeon General (OSG) has released Protecting Youth Mental Health: The U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory. The report calls for a...
Weekly Spark
December 17, 2021
A recent article reviews challenges in suicide research and proposes ways to address them. The authors discuss multiple sources of bias that may...
Weekly Spark
December 17, 2021
NBC News According to preliminary federal data released in November, suicide rates in the overall population declined in 2020 for the second year in...
Weekly Spark
December 17, 2021
The Children’s Safety Network (CSN) and Children’s Safety Now Alliance (CSNA) have developed firearms safety infographics focused on preventing death...
Weekly Spark
December 17, 2021
The Trevor Project (Trevor) has released a new report on the mental health and well-being of LGBTQ youth who are intersex that presents data from a...
Weekly Spark
December 17, 2021
The Institute for Innovation & Implementation (The Institute) and Family Acceptance Project (FAP) have launched a new online resource to help...
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...