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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From the Field
February 18, 2021
This success story describes how the New Hampshire Suicide Prevention Council’s subcommittee structure helps focus the implementation of the state’s suicide prevention plan in order to achieve multiple goals.
From the Field
November 23, 2020
This short video describes how Colorado took a bipartisan approach to building the state’s suicide prevention capacity.
From the Field
November 23, 2020
This short video discusses the importance of putting suicide prevention leadership in place and how it was done in Utah.
From the Field
September 22, 2020
This five-minute story describes how Colorado leveraged existing infrastructure and champions to fund state and community efforts.
From the Field
January 28, 2020
This success story summarizes the many aspects of Utah’s suicide prevention efforts, including its coalitions and work groups, state plan, and funding, which work together to ensure a sustainable program that reaches high-risk groups across the lifespan and the state.
From the Field
January 28, 2020
This success story describes how organizations, councils, and teams implementing suicide prevention efforts at the state, regional, and local levels work together to ensure effective participation across Tennessee.
From the Field
January 10, 2020
This success story outlines how the funds for Massachusetts suicide prevention efforts were initially raised, how suicide prevention became an annual state budget line item, and how suicide prevention efforts continue to be funded, managed, and evaluated.
From the Field
January 10, 2020
This success story summarizes critical aspects of the New Hampshire Suicide Prevention Council that increase its likelihood of success in implementing suicide prevention efforts in the state.
From the Field
January 10, 2020
This success story describes how New York state’s funding, interagency collaboration, and support of local coalitions enable the key suicide prevention players to receive the training and education they need to develop and implement suicide prevention efforts in local communities.
From the Field
December 13, 2019
This success story describes how strong leadership for suicide prevention in Texas has led to increased prevention infrastructure. Collaboration occurs at the state and local levels through the state suicide prevention team, two statewide councils, one statewide committee, and the Local Mental Health Authorities
From the Field
October 15, 2019
This success story outlines the development of two key parts of Colorado’s infrastructure — its Office of Suicide Prevention and its Suicide Prevention Commission — and how they are leading the state's suicide prevention efforts.
From the Field
October 02, 2019
This success story describes how the state of Minnesota gathers, analyzes, and disseminates suicide prevention data, and how its suicide-related data plan has helped achieve improvements in data collection, analysis, reporting, and use.
From the Field
October 02, 2019
This success story describes how the state of Arizona worked with partner organizations to fund and support their crisis care infrastructure, and how the state coordinates follow-up care and monitors costs and savings.