News & 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.
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Weekly Spark

Webinar 1: Equity in Suicide Prevention: Access and Impact

June 07, 2024
Join us for part one of a three-part webinar series on understanding equity in suicide prevention. In this webinar, the...
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Economic Cost of Suicide and Self-Harm

June 07, 2024
Suicide is complex, and its widespread impacts are important to examine from multiple angles. The following research focuses on just...
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Community Collaboration on Suicide and Overdose Prevention

May 31, 2024
In a recent survey, local mental hygiene directors and suicide and substance use prevention coalition members in New York State...
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Culture and Context in Youth Suicide Prevention

May 31, 2024
The Children’s Safety Network (CSN) has released a new podcast episode with SPRC Executive Director Shelby Rowe on culture and...
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Suicide Indicator Tool

May 31, 2024
The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) has developed a Suicide Indicator Tool to assist health agencies in...
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PAHO/NIMH Symposium on Suicide Prevention

May 31, 2024
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) are co-hosting the Symposium on Suicide Prevention,...
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Leading With Lived Experience

May 24, 2024
What does it look like to lead with lived experience? Read this moving piece from Pata Suyemoto to find out.
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JUST RELEASED: 988 Formative Research on Trusted Messengers

May 24, 2024
New critical research and communications tools for 988 are now available. These novel resources are focused on engaging the trusted...
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National Strategy to Improve Maternal Mental Health Care

May 24, 2024
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Task Force on Maternal Mental Health has released the National Strategy...
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Webinar: Preview the Next Phase of 988 Formative Research

May 17, 2024
The Crisis Systems Response Training and Technical Assistance Center (CSR-TTAC) is hosting a webinar to preview the next phase of...
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Webinar: Intersection of Suicide Prevention Infrastructure and Behavioral Health Services

May 17, 2024
The MHTTC Network Coordinating Office is hosting a webinar to explore the intersection of suicide prevention infrastructure and community behavioral...
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2024 National Survey on the Mental Health of LGBTQ+ Young People

May 17, 2024
The Trevor Project (Trevor) has released the 2024 U.S. National Survey on the Mental Health of LGBTQ+ Young People, which...
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Implementing the 2024 National Strategy

May 10, 2024
Want to prevent suicide but not sure where to start? We got you! As you may know, the 2024 National Strategy...
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2023 Tribal Suicide Prevention Needs Assessment  

May 03, 2024
SPRC is excited to release our 2023 Tribal Suicide Prevention Needs Assessment. This technical report presents findings on the suicide prevention...
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Connect With Us at AAS24!

May 03, 2024
We’re excited to join our friends and colleagues at the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) annual conference next week. If...
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Job Opportunity: SPRC Community Initiatives Manager

May 03, 2024
The University of Oklahoma (OU) is seeking a manager to support operations for SPRC’s new Community Initiatives Team. Candidates should...
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Just Released: 2024 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention

April 26, 2024
Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the 2024 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (National...
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Safety Planning for Youth Suicide Prevention—Now Offering CMEs!

April 26, 2024
We’re pleased to announce that our popular online course, Safety Planning for Youth Suicide Prevention, is now offering continuing education...
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Mental Health Month Toolkit

April 26, 2024
Mental Health America (MHA) has released the 2024 Mental Health Month Toolkit to help everyone get started on raising mental...
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Few Hospitals Follow Recommended Practices for Evidence-Based Suicide Care

April 19, 2024
The Pew Charitable Trusts According to a recent survey, hospitals can improve their suicide care by adopting more best practices...
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SAMHSA Mental Health Month Awareness Toolkit

April 19, 2024
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released their 2024 Mental Health Awareness Month Toolkit. It includes...
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Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day Symposium

April 19, 2024
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is hosting the seventh annual Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day Symposium. This free...
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Words Matter Wednesdays

April 19, 2024
The National Family Support Technical Assistance Center (NFSTAC) is hosting a webinar series on advancing equity through language. The series will...
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Telehealth: Including Family or Other Support People

April 12, 2024
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) has launched the third in a series of videos related to...
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NIMH Director’s Message: Lived Experience Perspectives on Autism

April 12, 2024
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has published a director's message about NIMH’s role in federal autism coordination efforts...
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Webinar: Autism in Black Communities

April 12, 2024
The Central East Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (Central East MHTTC) is hosting a webinar to discuss some unique considerations...
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Funding Opportunity: Garrett Lee Smith State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention Program

April 05, 2024
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for the Garrett Lee Smith State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention and...
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AI Is Turning Social Media Into the Next Frontier for Suicide Prevention

April 05, 2024
Time Magazine Artificial intelligence (AI) may be a promising tool for preventing suicide on social media. However, more research is...
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Gender Inclusion in Fatality Review

April 05, 2024
The National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention (National Center) is hosting a webinar on why and how to implement...
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National ERPO Resource Center

April 05, 2024
The U.S. Department of Justice (Justice Department) has launched the National Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) Resource Center. This center will...
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Injury and Violence Prevention Funding Resources

April 05, 2024
The Safe States Alliance (Safe States) has released a National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) state-specific funding brief...
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Black Trans, Nonbinary Youth Have Higher Suicide Risk Than Cisgender Queer Peers

March 29, 2024
Advocate A new research brief calls on all adults to help prevent suicide among Black LGBTQ+ youth by reducing their...
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Promoting the Integration of Primary and Behavioral Health Care: States

March 29, 2024
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting grant applications for states to promote the integration of...
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Practice-Based Suicide Prevention Research Centers Meeting

March 29, 2024
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is hosting an online meeting to overview the projects underway at the Practice-Based...
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Getting Further With Zero Suicide: Health Care Worker Wellness

March 29, 2024
Zero Suicide Institute (ZSI) is holding a webinar on ways to support the well-being of health care workers in suicide...
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Online Racial Discrimination and Suicidal Thoughts Among Black Adolescents

March 22, 2024
A recent study examined online racial discrimination, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, and suicidal thoughts among Black adolescents. The researchers found...
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Racial and Ethnic Differences in Social Determinants of Health

March 22, 2024
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published a report on racial and ethnic differences in social determinants...
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WISQARS Updates

March 22, 2024
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Web-Based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) now includes 2021 fatal and nonfatal injury data, provisional...
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Funding Opportunity: Lethal Means Safety in Health Care and Community Settings 

March 22, 2024
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has released a funding opportunity to evaluate lethal means safety strategies that reduce...
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“We Don't Want to Be First Place.” Wyoming Tries to Address High Gun Suicide Rates

March 15, 2024
NPR Wyoming is taking a comprehensive approach to addressing high suicide rates. Strategies include a locally staffed 988 crisis line,...
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APA Resolution on Secure Firearms Storage

March 15, 2024
The American Psychological Association (APA) has adopted a resolution on the secure storage of firearms and lethal means safety strategies...
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Funding Opportunity: Improving Health Outcomes in Rural Populations

March 15, 2024
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released a funding opportunity announcement for research to improve health outcomes and advance...
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CDC Releases Updated Guidance on Community Response to Suicide Clusters

March 08, 2024
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released updated guidance for communities on assessing, investigating, and responding to...
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Funding Opportunity: Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant Program

March 08, 2024
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for the Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant Program....
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Virtual Summit: Suicide Safer Care in Clinical Practice

March 08, 2024
The Wellness Institute (TWI) is hosting the fourth annual summit on suicide safer care in clinical practice. This virtual training is designed...
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Webinar: Zero Suicide and Serious Mental Illness

March 01, 2024
We’re pleased to share a new webinar recording that provides an overview of the Zero Suicide framework in the context...
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Reasons for Suicidal Thoughts in Black Young Adults

March 01, 2024
A recent study examined patterns in the reasons for suicidal thoughts among Black young adults. Researchers recruited participants from a...
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Discrimination Among Black LGBTQ+ Young People and Suicide Risk

March 01, 2024
The Trevor Project (Trevor) has published a research brief on discrimination among Black LGBTQ+ young people and suicide risk....
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Prevention Technology Transfer Center Cooperative Agreements

March 01, 2024
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for Prevention Technology Transfer Center cooperative agreements. Applications...
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Positive Communication Network Conference

March 01, 2024
The Positive Communication Network is hosting a free online conference to explore how to address loneliness and promote connection. It...
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Rising Latino Suicide Rates Worry Community Leaders

February 23, 2024
NBC News Advocates are calling for increased efforts to address suicide among Hispanic and Latino communities. In the past decade,...
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Informational Session: NCTSN Breakthrough Series Collaborative

February 23, 2024
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) is holding an informational session to discuss its breakthrough series collaborative on trauma-informed...
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Funding Opportunity: Bridge-to-Care Initiative

February 23, 2024
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released a funding opportunity announcement for the Bridge-to-Care Initiative. The purpose of the...
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LOSSteam Refreshed Website and Volunteer Retention

February 23, 2024
LOSSteam Postvention Consulting, LLC, is hosting a virtual event to present their refreshed website as well as discuss training and...
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Suicide Trends Among Black Women in the U.S.

February 16, 2024
A first-of-its-kind study examined trends in the epidemiology of suicide among Black girls and women by geographic region in the...
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Webinar: How Do We Develop Meaningful Measures for SOGI?

February 16, 2024
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is hosting a webinar that will explore how to ask questions about sexual orientation...
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Webinar: Community-Led Suicide Prevention

February 16, 2024
Education Development Center (EDC) is hosting a webinar for state and community prevention leaders to learn strategies for assessing and...
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Blog Post: Safe and Secure Firearms Storage Policies

February 16, 2024
The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) has published a blog post on preventing firearms injury and death...
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Nearly 50,000 Veterans Used Free Emergency Suicide Prevention in First Year of Program, VA Says

February 09, 2024
CBS News Nearly 50,000 veterans accessed free crisis care in the first year of a new policy from the Department...
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L.E.T.S. Save Lives

February 09, 2024
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) has released L.E.T.S. Save Lives, a presentation created by and for Black people...
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Roadmap to Black Mental Health

February 09, 2024
The Mental Health Coalition has released the Roadmap to Black Mental Health, a comprehensive guide to understanding the specific mental...
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VA Suicide Prevention Grants

February 09, 2024
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced the availability of funds for the Staff Sergeant Fox Suicide Prevention Grant...
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Webinar: Behavioral Health Equity Best Practices for African Americans

February 02, 2024
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Office of Behavioral Health Equity (OBHE) is hosting a webinar on...
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Americans on Medicare now get better access to mental health care. Here's how

February 02, 2024
WBUR People with the federal health insurance Medicare now have more access to mental health treatment. As of January 1,...
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Social Support, Violence, and Suicidal Thoughts Among Transgender Women

February 02, 2024
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a report on how social support may moderate the association...
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Peer Support Guide for People in Recovery

February 02, 2024
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released a guide to peer support for people in recovery...
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Telehealth: Screening for Suicide Risk – Practical Tips and Best Practices

January 26, 2024
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) has launched the second in a series of videos related to...
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CALIFORNIA: Suicide Prevention Net Beneath Golden Gate Bridge Completed, Say Officials

January 26, 2024
The Guardian Early this month, officials announced the completion of the Golden Gate Bridge suicide prevention net. This announcement comes...
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Getting Further With Zero Suicide: Care Pathways

January 26, 2024
Zero Suicide Institute (ZSI) is hosting a webinar that will explore suicide care pathways and their effectiveness at engaging individuals...
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Job Opening: Zero Suicide Research Scientist

January 26, 2024
Education Development Center (EDC) is seeking a research scientist to lead and direct a large, federally funded project focused on...
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Perceived Life Expectancy and Life Purpose in LGBTQ+ Young People

January 26, 2024
The Trevor Project (Trevor) has released a research brief on perceived life expectancy and life purpose in LGBTQ+ young people....
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Experience, Ethics, Equity

January 26, 2024
BMJ Mental Health has announced a new section called Experience, Ethics, Equity that seeks submissions of primary research, systematic reviews,...
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New CMS Model to Test Health Care Integration

January 26, 2024
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has launched a new model to test approaches for addressing the behavioral...
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“It Allows Doctors to Be Human Beings”: Mass. Hospitals Will Stop Asking Clinicians About Past Mental Health and Addiction

January 19, 2024
WBUR Medical licensing forms in Massachusetts will no longer include questions about mental health and substance use history. This marks...
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988 Lifeline Partner Toolkit Updates

January 19, 2024
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released new and updated materials to help spread the word...
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Reporting Lived Experience Work

January 19, 2024
The Lancet Psychiatry has announced that it will now require authors to report on whether and how people with lived...
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Problem Gambling and Suicide Prevention

January 19, 2024
The Massachusetts Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling Prevention (MCEOPGP) is hosting a webinar on the intersections of problem gambling...
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Advancing the Science on Peer Support and Suicide Prevention

January 19, 2024
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is hosting a two-day workshop on advancing the science on peer support and...
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Pilots Say They're Afraid to Seek Mental Health Care. The FAA Says It's Listening

January 12, 2024
NPR Federal regulators say they are taking steps to support pilots’ mental health. Last month, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)...
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Tribal Boarding School Toolkit for Healing

January 12, 2024
The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB) has released the Tribal Boarding School Toolkit for Healing. This toolkit provides...
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Report on Conversion Therapy Prevalence

January 12, 2024
The Trevor Project (Trevor) recently released It’s Still Happening: A Report on Practitioners of So-Called Conversion “Therapy” in the U.S....
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WRAP: A Personalized, Peer-Based Suicide Prevention Tool

January 12, 2024
United Suicide Survivors International (US) is hosting a webinar on Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP). Presenters will discuss how WRAP...
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Addressing Human Trafficking in Behavioral Health

January 12, 2024
The Southeast Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (Southeast MHTTC) is hosting a webinar on understanding and addressing human trafficking in...
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SPRC Highlights in 2023

January 05, 2024
2023 Webinars 2021 Tribal Suicide Prevention Needs Assessment Best Practices Registry (BPR) Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention for LGBTQIA2S+...
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A Look Back at Director’s Corners in 2023

January 05, 2024
Learning From Autistic Lived Experience Inclusion Is Key to Mental Health Meeting Rural Men Where They Are 988 Lifeline: Crisis...
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A Look Back at Research Summaries in 2023

January 05, 2024
Suicide Risk Screening in Pediatric Primary Care Suicide Risk Screening in Adult Primary Care Screen Time and Suicide Risk Among...
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A Look Back at News in 2023

January 05, 2024
Reading First-Hand Stories May Help Reduce Suicidal Thoughts I Don’t Wanna Be: Suicide Rates Are Rising among Young Black Men...
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Happy Holidays from SPRC!

December 22, 2023
Happy Holidays! Thank you for being a part of our community. We wish you peace this holiday season and look...
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Warning Signs Resources

December 15, 2023
Do you know the warning signs of suicide? We’ve developed resources to help everyone recognize the signs that someone may...
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Come Work With Us!

December 15, 2023
SPRC is hiring! Check out our new job openings and share them through your channels: Marketing Specialist Tribal Initiatives Program...
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Pilot of a Veteran Suicide Prevention Learning Collaborative

December 15, 2023
This article evaluates the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) VA/COmmunity Suicide Prevention LeArning CollaboraTive (CO-ACT) pilot project. VA created CO-ACT...
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Suicide Rates by Industry and Occupation

December 15, 2023
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a report on suicide rates by industry and occupation in...
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Updated 988 Lifeline FAQs

December 15, 2023
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has updated the frequently asked questions in the 988 Partner Toolkit....
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Youth Suicide: Current Trends and the Path to Prevention

December 15, 2023
The Jed Foundation (JED) has released Youth Suicide: Current Trends and the Path to Prevention. The report explores the latest...
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Support During the Holidays

December 15, 2023
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has developed communication materials for promoting mental health and substance use...
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SAMHSA Data Strategy

December 15, 2023
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released its 2023–2026 data strategy. The strategy outlines SAMHSA’s commitment...
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Beyond Numbers: Navigating Data for Suicide Prevention

December 08, 2023
We’re excited to share our new online course, Beyond Numbers: Navigating Data for Suicide Prevention. This free, self-paced course can...
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Alcohol Use Disorder and Suicidal Thoughts: Racial and Ethnic Differences

December 08, 2023
A new study examined racial and ethnic differences in the likelihood a patient with alcohol use disorder (AUD) would be...
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New 988 Lifeline Videos and Print Materials

December 08, 2023
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has added new videos to the 988 Partner Toolkit on warning...
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Provisional Suicide Data, 2022

December 08, 2023
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has released provisional estimates of suicide by...
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Firearm Suicide by Race and Ethnicity, 2019–2022

December 08, 2023
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a report on firearm suicide by race and ethnicity from...
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Behavioral Health Toolkit for Israel-Hamas Conflict

December 08, 2023
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has developed a toolkit of behavioral health resources related to the...
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Check out the Latest BPR Listings and Apply Today!

December 01, 2023
Have you checked out SPRC’s Best Practices Registry (BPR) lately? In the past several months, we’ve added dozens of programs...
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988 Formative Research Webinar

December 01, 2023
The Ad Council Research Institute (ACRI) and National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) are hosting a webinar on...
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Suicide Among Adults Ages 55 and Older

December 01, 2023
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has released a data brief on suicide...
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2023 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report

December 01, 2023
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has published the 2023 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report....
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Military Communication Guide for Preventing Firearm Suicide

December 01, 2023
The Defense Suicide Prevention Office (DSPO) has developed a communication guide to preventing firearm suicide for military leaders and support...
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Sesame Street for Military Families: Grief Resources

December 01, 2023
Sesame Street for Military Families has released new resources to help families navigate the grief of losing a loved one...
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Native Connections: 2024 Grant Opportunities

December 01, 2023
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has updated its funding opportunity to prevent suicide and promote mental health among...
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Native and Strong Lifeline: The Nation’s First 988 Crisis Line for Indigenous People

November 17, 2023
We’re honored to announce the release of Native and Strong Lifeline: The Nation’s First 988 Crisis Line for Indigenous People....
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Universal Suicide Risk Screening in Teens

November 17, 2023
This article responds to a recent recommendation statement from the United States Preventive Services Task Force (UPSTF) on universal suicide...
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SAMHSA Releases 2022 NSDUH Findings

November 17, 2023
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released results from the 2022 National Survey on Drug Use and...
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International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

November 17, 2023
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is holding its annual International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day tomorrow, Saturday, November...
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Addressing the Intersection of Suicide, Overdose, and Adverse Childhood Experiences

November 17, 2023
Education Development Center (EDC) and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) have released guidance for local health departments...
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Measuring Suicide Prevention Infrastructure Support

November 17, 2023
The American Evaluation Association (AEA) has published an AEA365 blog post on measuring suicide prevention infrastructure support using an example...
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Emergency Department Intervention to Reduce Adult Suicide Risk

November 17, 2023
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has released a research highlight on an emergency department intervention for reducing adult...
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Native and Strong Lifeline: The Nation's First 988 Crisis Line for Indigenous People 

November 15, 2023
Read about the nation's first 988 crisis line for Indigenous people.
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Safety Planning for Youth Suicide Prevention

November 10, 2023
We’re pleased to announce the release of our new online course, Safety Planning for Youth Suicide Prevention. This free, self-paced...
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988 Formative Research Project

November 10, 2023
New research on messaging about the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (988 Lifeline) is now available. This mixed-methods formative research...
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New CDC Campaign Asks Health Care Leaders to Take Responsibility for Reducing Burnout

November 10, 2023
STAT A new campaign offers health care leaders data-driven strategies to address health worker burnout. Unlike many workplace programs that...
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Recognizing the Role of Peers in Recovery for Veterans

November 10, 2023
In honor of Veterans Day, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has published a blog post on...
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Tips for Autistic Trans People Seeking Health Care

November 10, 2023
The Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network (AWN) recently shared tips for autistic trans people about finding and going to doctors....
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Understanding and Preventing Young Adults’ Mental Health Challenges

November 10, 2023
The Harvard Graduate School of Education's Making Caring Common project has released On Edge: Understanding and Preventing Young Adults' Mental Health Challenges....
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2023 State and Territorial Needs Assessment: Overview and Tools

November 03, 2023
SPRC is excited to release our 2023 State and Territorial Suicide Prevention Needs Assessment Overview. This resource summarizes findings from the third...
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National Native American Heritage Month

November 03, 2023
November is National Native American Heritage Month—a time to honor the richness and diversity of Indigenous cultures and traditions and to...
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CrisisCon23

November 03, 2023
SPRC is honored to participate in A National Crisis Continuum Conference (CrisisCon23) November 13 to 16 in Charlotte, North Carolina....
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New 988 Lifeline Awareness Videos

November 03, 2023
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has added two new videos to the 988 Partner Toolkit—The 988...
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988 Tribal Mental Health Lifeline Summit

November 03, 2023
The Oklahoma Drug and Alcohol Professional Counselor Association (ODAPCA) is hosting the 988 Tribal Mental Health Lifeline Summit on November...
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Check out the Latest BPR Listings and Apply Today!

October 27, 2023
Have you checked out SPRC’s Best Practices Registry (BPR) lately? In the past several months, we’ve added dozens of programs...
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The Importance of Screening for Suicide Risk in Telehealth

October 27, 2023
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) has launched the first in a series of videos related to...
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More Obituaries Acknowledge Suicide as Openness on Mental Health Grows

October 27, 2023
The Washington Post As conversation about mental health grows, more obituaries are naming suicide as the cause of death. In...
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Mental Health of Latinx LGBTQ Young People

October 27, 2023
The Trevor Project (Trevor) has released a report on the mental health and well-being of Latinx LGBTQ young people. It...
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Health Professionals’ Working Conditions and Mental Health

October 27, 2023
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a report on health worker-perceived working conditions and symptoms of...
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Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention for LGBTQIA2S+ Youth: Full Series of Guides

October 20, 2023
We are proud to release our full series of guides to help professionals, families, and communities support the mental well-being...
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LGBTQ Teens Often Struggle to Find Mental Health Care Tailored to Them

October 20, 2023
NBC News There is a critical shortage of mental health care tailored for LGBTQ youth. According to a recent study,...
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Mental Health Client-Level Data

October 20, 2023
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released data on clients receiving mental health treatment services through...
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Zero Suicide Institute Global Forum

October 20, 2023
Education Development Center (EDC) will host the Zero Suicide Institute Global Forum on November 16 from 10:30 a.m. to 7...
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Collaborating with Tribal Communities: Jurisdictional Considerations

October 13, 2023
Join us for part five of a six-part webinar series to help crisis centers build collaborative, sustainable relationships with tribal...
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Championing LGBTQIA2S+ Youth Mental Health

October 13, 2023
In honor of this week’s World Mental Health Day and National Coming Out Day, we encourage you to share our...
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Intimate Partner Violence and Suicidality

October 13, 2023
A recent study in England found an association between intimate partner violence (IPV) and suicidality and self-harm. Researchers used data...
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Suicide Research Symposium Call for Proposals

October 13, 2023
The third annual Suicide Research Symposium (SRS) has issued a call for proposals with a submission deadline of November 5....
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Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention for LGBTQIA2S+ Youth: Resource Guide for Professionals, Families, and Communities

October 06, 2023
Check out our new resource guide to help professionals, families, and communities support the mental well-being of LGBTQIA2S+ youth. Developed...
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Suicide Prevention Video Series

October 06, 2023
The National Football League (NFL), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (988...
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Taking Community Suicide Prevention to the Next Level

October 06, 2023
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has published a blog post on community-based suicide prevention. The post highlights a...
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Lethal Means Safety

October 06, 2023
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has published a blog post on lethal means safety for suicide...
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October is Prevention Month

October 06, 2023
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is observing Youth Substance Use Prevention and Substance Misuse Prevention Month...
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Preventing Bullying and Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth

October 06, 2023
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and The Trevor Project (Trevor) are hosting a Facebook Live event on...
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Living Beyond Suicide Summit

October 06, 2023
United Suicide Survivors International (US) is hosting the Living Beyond Suicide Summit to discuss suicide and community in the context...
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2023 State and Territorial Suicide Prevention Needs Assessment

September 29, 2023
SPRC is excited to release our 2023 State and Territorial Suicide Prevention Needs Assessment (SNA). This technical report presents complete findings...
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SAMHSA Awards Funding for Suicide Prevention

September 29, 2023
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded $232.2 million in grants for suicide prevention and behavioral...
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As Suicide Rates Rise, Bereavement Camps Bring Healing to Kids Left Behind

September 29, 2023
TIME Bereavement camps are helping kids heal from suicide loss. A network of camps across the U.S. offers supportive spaces...
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Seasonal Trends in Mental Health Emergency Department Visits Among Youth

September 29, 2023
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a report on seasonal trends in emergency department visits for...
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Acceptance from Adults Lowers Suicide Risk Among LGBTQ Youth

September 29, 2023
The Trevor Project (Trevor) has released a research brief that found acceptance from adults is associated with lower rates of...
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SAMHSA Awards Funding for Community Behavioral Health Clinics

September 29, 2023
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded $127.7 million to expand Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics...
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SAMHSA Awards Funding to Support Youth and Families at Risk

September 29, 2023
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded $131.7 million to help connect youth and families to...
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Hope: A Guide for Faith Leaders to Help Prevent Youth Suicide

September 29, 2023
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance), SPRC, and the HHS Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships (Partnership...
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Hope: A Guide for Faith Leaders to Help Prevent Youth Suicide

September 22, 2023
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance), SPRC, and the HHS Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships (Partnership...
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Mental Health Respite Facilities Are Filling Care Gaps in Over a Dozen States

September 22, 2023
CBS News Mental health respite facilities may help meet the needs of people who are struggling but do not need...
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Age-Adjusted Suicide Rated by Method, 2001–2021

September 22, 2023
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a QuickStats on age-adjusted suicide rates by method using 2001–2021...
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Veteran Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project Grants

September 22, 2023
The CDC Foundation has extended the deadline for Veteran Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project grant proposals to September 29 at 12...
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Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention for LGBTQIA2S+ Youth: Resource Guide for Professionals, Families, and Communities

September 15, 2023
We are pleased to release a new guide to help professionals, families, and communities support the mental well-being of Lesbian,...
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Pain in the Nation 2023: The Epidemics of Alcohol, Drug, and Suicide Deaths

September 15, 2023
Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) is hosting a webinar to discuss findings from their most recent annual Pain in the...
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988 Lifeline Launches Videophone for ASL Users

September 15, 2023
The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (988 Lifeline) has launched a new videophone option for American Sign Language (ASL) users....
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The Toll of Police Violence on Black People’s Mental Health

September 15, 2023
The New York Times According to research, when a Black person is hurt or killed by the police in the...
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Drug-Related Emergency Department Visits Involving Suicide Attempts

September 15, 2023
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) short report on...
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Now Available: 2022 Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System Data

September 15, 2023
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that the Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) 2022 data...
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NIMH Funding: Systems-Level Risk Detection in Youth from Underserved Populations

September 15, 2023
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has re-issued funding opportunity announcements for companion planning and research project grants to study systems-level risk detection...
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Suicide Prevention and the Aging Population

September 15, 2023
The Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center (Central East ATTC) is hosting a webinar on suicide prevention and the aging...
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Suicide Prevention Resources for Schools

September 08, 2023
As students and teachers head back to school, help put suicide prevention on the agenda for the new academic year by...
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New Laws Aim to Combat the Youth Mental Health Crisis. Here’s What They Do

September 08, 2023
Education Week A new report outlines recommendations and progress on state support for student mental health. Released by Inseparable’s Hopeful...
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2023 Back to School Toolkit

September 08, 2023
Mental Health America (MHA) has released the 2023 Back to School Toolkit to help students, caregivers, and school staff protect...
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NAMI Shares: Back to School Resources

September 08, 2023
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has shared new back to school resources to build student resilience for parents,...
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Get Involved in Suicide Prevention Month

September 01, 2023
Suicide Prevention Month is finally here! Throughout September, join us in highlighting the ways that anyone, anywhere can get involved...
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#BeThere: Words from the Action Alliance Executive Committee

September 01, 2023
In honor of Suicide Prevention Month, the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention Executive Committee (Action Alliance EXCOM) is sharing...
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Still Ringing the Alarm: An Enduring Call to Action for Black Youth Suicide Prevention

September 01, 2023
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Gun Violence Solutions has released Still Ringing the Alarm: An...
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ChatGPT’s Responses to Suicide, Addiction, Sexual Assault Crises Raise Questions in New Study

September 01, 2023
CNN Artificial intelligence (AI) tools like ChatGPT may not be reliable sources of help for people in crisis, according to...
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UTAH: No One Knows How Many LGBTQ Americans Die by Suicide

September 01, 2023
The New York Times Most death investigations in the U.S. do not collect data on sexual orientation or gender identity,...
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New 988 Partner Toolkit Materials

September 01, 2023
The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (988 Lifeline) has added new marketing materials to the 988 Partner Toolkit. The new content includes social...
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SAMHSA Awards Funding for Mental Health Services

September 01, 2023
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded more than $64 million in funding to expand mental...
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Coming Face to Face with Suicide in American Farming

September 01, 2023
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is hosting a webinar on preventing suicide in American farming communities. It will...
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Surgeon General Lays Out Framework to Tackle Loneliness and “Mend the Social Fabric of Our Nation”

August 25, 2023
CNN U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy recently released an advisory on the country’s “epidemic of loneliness and isolation.” Part of...
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U.S. Depression Rates Reach New Highs

August 25, 2023
Gallup Rates of current and lifetime depression among U.S. adults are the highest since Gallup began collecting these data in...
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SAMHSA 2023–2026 Strategic Plan

August 25, 2023
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released the agency’s 2023–2026 Strategic Plan, which includes a new...
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New CDC Injury and Violence Prevention Funding Awarded

August 25, 2023
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded funding to The Safe States Alliance (Safe States) to strengthen...
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Be the Change: How to Support Suicide Prevention Efforts This September

August 18, 2023
This Suicide Prevention Month, let's encourage everyone to get involved.
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#BeThere Twitter Chat

August 18, 2023
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) is hosting its annual #BeThere Twitter chat for Suicide Prevention Month....
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2022 Provisional Suicide Data

August 18, 2023
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released provisional data on suicide deaths in the U.S. in 2022....
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Facebook Live: Youth Suicide Prevention

August 18, 2023
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is hosting a Facebook Live event for Suicide Prevention Month. The event will...
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Behavioral Health Care Barriers in Rural New York

August 11, 2023
A recent study examined service providers’ views on behavioral health care delivery barriers in rural New York. Researchers held focus...
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Blog Post: Guide to Equity Terminology

August 11, 2023
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has published a blog post that previews its Guide to Equity...
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New Comprehensive Suicide Prevention Funding Recipients

August 11, 2023
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced seven new recipients of its Comprehensive Suicide Prevention funding. CDC...
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Veteran Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project Grants

August 11, 2023
The CDC Foundation is requesting proposals for Veteran Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project grants. A bidders call will take place on...
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Grant Opportunity: Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances

August 11, 2023
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for grants to expand and sustain comprehensive community...
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Check Out New Suicide Data Visualizations

August 04, 2023
We are pleased to release new visualizations of the latest data on suicide in the U.S. They include information on...
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For One Group of Teenagers, Social Media Seems a Clear Net Benefit

August 04, 2023
The New York Times While social media may be harmful for some teens, it can be a lifeline for LGBTQ...
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MASSACHUSETTS: Program at William James College Tries to Reduce Veteran Suicide by Focusing on Relationship to Guns

August 04, 2023
WBUR A college program is training mental health professionals how to talk about reducing access to guns with veterans at...
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Youth Emergency Department Visits for Mental Health

August 04, 2023
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) researchers have published a study that found youth emergency department visits for mental health...
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Investigating Child and Youth Suicide

August 04, 2023
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has released recordings of a recent workshop on the challenges of investigating child...
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Webinar: Supporting LGBTQIA+ Youth in Schools

August 04, 2023
The Mid-America Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (Mid-America MHTTC) is hosting a webinar on supporting the mental well-being of LGBTQIA+...
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Suicide Prevention Month: Ideas for Action

July 28, 2023
Want to get involved in Suicide Prevention Month? Check out our updated annual resource for ideas on how! This September, we invite...
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988 Lifeline Launches Spanish Text and Chat

July 28, 2023
The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (Lifeline) has launched text and chat services in Spanish. To access, text AYUDA to...
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Notice of Intent: Identifying Preteen Suicide Risk

July 28, 2023
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has issued a notice of intent to release a funding opportunity for approaches...
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Mental and Substance Use Disorders Prevalence Study

July 28, 2023
RTI International (RTI) has released findings from the SAMHSA-funded Mental and Substance Use Disorders Prevalence Study. The study measured the...
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Funding Opportunity: Youth Violence Prevention

July 28, 2023
The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) has released a funding opportunity for research on interventions to...
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988 Lifeline: Crisis Care That Feels Like Care

July 21, 2023
On the one-year anniversary of the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, let’s build on its progress to expand crisis services nationwide.
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Crisis Services for Indigenous People

July 21, 2023
The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB), in partnership with the Indian Health Service (IHS), has developed an interactive...
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2021 Fatal Injury Data Now Available in WISQARS

July 21, 2023
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) to...
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Suicide Data Indicators Explorer

July 21, 2023
The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have developed a Suicide Data Indicators...
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Listening Session for American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans

July 21, 2023
PsychArmor is hosting a listening session to hear the experiences and perspectives of American Indian and Alaska Native veterans. It...
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BIPOC Mental Health Month

July 14, 2023
July is dedicated to spreading awareness about the mental health needs of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). BIPOC...
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One-Year Anniversary of 988

July 14, 2023
July 16 marks one year since the country transitioned to a three-digit number for the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline...
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Pediatric Emergency Department Visit Follow-Up

July 14, 2023
A recent study examined rates of follow-up outpatient care for children discharged from emergency departments after mental health care visits....
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NEW YORK: Street Teams and Clubhouses: A New Plan to Help Mentally Ill New Yorkers

July 14, 2023
The New York Times New York City Mayor Eric Adams recently announced a plan to increase services for people with...
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Prevalence of Adverse Childhood Experiences

July 14, 2023
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published a report on the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences among...
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SAMHSA Awards Youth Behavioral Health Grants

July 14, 2023
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded $31.5 million in behavioral health grants for children, youth,...
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Integrated Mental and Physical Health Care for Black Communities

July 14, 2023
The Central East Mental Health Transfer Technology Center (Central East MHTTC) is hosting a webinar on integrated mental and physical...
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Policy of Inclusion – The Next Phase of Peer Involvement

July 14, 2023
The Mental Health Policy Roundtable is hosting “Policy of Inclusion – The Next Phase of Peer Involvement.” This virtual roundtable...
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Collaborating with Tribal Communities: Tribal Sovereignty

July 07, 2023
Join us for part five of a six-part webinar series to help crisis centers build collaborative, sustainable relationships with tribal...
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988 Suicide Lifeline Expanding LGBTQ Services with 24/7 Chat and Text

July 07, 2023
ABC News The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is offering 24/7 specialized services for LGBTQ+ young people. In September, the...
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Student-Athletes Aren't Immune from Suicide Risk. Colleges Are Taking Notice.

July 07, 2023
CBS News Colleges are increasing mental health supports for student athletes. These efforts follow the recent suicide deaths of college...
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Practical Guide for Implementing a Trauma-Informed Approach

July 07, 2023
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released a practical guide for implementing a trauma-informed approach. This...
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Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Behavioral Health

June 23, 2023
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Behavioral Health: Results from the...
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New 988 Lifeline Social Media Shareables

June 23, 2023
The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (Lifeline) has added new social media shareables to the 988 Partner Toolkit. The new content includes social media posts...
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Meeting Rural Men Where They Are

June 23, 2023
To reduce suicide rates among rural men, we need to meet them where they are.
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Suicide and Homicide Rates Among Young People

June 23, 2023
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has released a data brief on suicide...
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Prevalence Estimates of Depression

June 23, 2023
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published national, state-, and county-level prevalence estimates of adults ages 18...
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Apply to Be a Reviewer for SPRC’s Best Practices Registry!

June 16, 2023
The SPRC BPR team is currently building a pool of reviewers with a wide range of expertise to review BPR...
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Youth Mental Health: Action Steps to Support America’s Youth

June 16, 2023
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) and its partners have released Youth Mental Health: Action Steps to...
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The Veterans Crisis Line Is Fielding a Record Number of Cries for Help, VA Stats Show

June 16, 2023
NBC News The Veterans Crisis Line is experiencing record call volume. In March of this year, the crisis line received...
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Guide to Being an Ally to Transgender and Nonbinary Youth

June 16, 2023
The Trevor Project (Trevor) has released a guide to being an ally to transgender and nonbinary young people. This educational...
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Suicide-Focused Assessment and Treatment

June 16, 2023
McLean Hospital (McLean) and the Stanford Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences are hosting a free online course on...
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SAMHSA Awards Garrett Lee Smith Funding

June 09, 2023
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded funding to states, tribes, and college campuses to help...
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988 Committees Accepting Applications

June 09, 2023
Vibrant Emotional Health (Vibrant) is relaunching the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (988 Lifeline) Committees and Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH)...
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Almost Half of Children Who Go to ER With Mental Health Crisis Don’t Get the Follow-Up Care They Need, Study Finds

June 09, 2023
CNN A new study found that many children don’t receive the follow-up care they need following a mental emergency department...
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ENGLAND: Women Who Suffer Domestic Abuse Three Times as Likely to Attempt Suicide

June 09, 2023
The Guardian A recent study in England found a link between intimate partner violence (IPV) and self-harm and suicidality. This...
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SAMHSA Awards Grants for Mobile Crisis Response

June 09, 2023
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded 13 grants to communities to expand mobile crisis response...
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Behavioral Health Equity: LGBTQI+ Populations

June 09, 2023
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is offering a variety of resources to help promote behavioral health...
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Community Environmental Indicators and LGBTQ Youth Mental Health

June 09, 2023
The Trevor Project (Trevor) has released a report on the association between community-level environmental indicators and the mental health of...
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BPR Application Office Hours—Extended by Popular Demand!

June 09, 2023
SPRC’s new Best Practices Registry (BPR) is seeking applications for programs and interventions that prevent suicide. Working on an application...
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BPR Application Office Hours—Extended by Popular Demand!

June 02, 2023
SPRC’s new Best Practices Registry (BPR) is seeking applications for programs and interventions that prevent suicide.
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Frailty and Suicide Risk Among Older Adult Veterans

June 02, 2023
A recent study found frailty was associated with suicide attempt risk among U.S. veterans ages 65 and older. Study participants...
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What Students Are Saying About the CDC Report on Teen Sadness

June 02, 2023
The New York Times Teens are reflecting on recent national data that show they are struggling with their mental health....
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Funding Opportunity: 988 Tribal Response

June 02, 2023
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for cooperative agreements to provide 988 crisis center...
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National Violent Death Reporting System, 2020 Data

June 02, 2023
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a report on violent deaths based on 2020 data from...
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Federal Awards Announced for School Mental Health

June 02, 2023
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) will award more than $95 million in funding across 35 states to increase access...
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Surgeon General’s Advisory on Social Media and Youth Mental Health

June 02, 2023
The Office of the Surgeon General (OSG) has released an advisory on social media and youth mental health. It describes the current evidence...
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One in Four Black Transgender and Nonbinary Youth Attempted Suicide in Past Year, Survey Finds

May 19, 2023
CNN According to a study by The Trevor Project, a quarter of Black transgender and nonbinary youth reported a suicide...
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Black Adults More Likely to Seek Mental Health Treatment at EDs, Pre-pandemic Data Show

May 19, 2023
Fierce Health Care According to a recent report from the National Center for Health Statistics, Black adults were nearly twice...
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Funding Opportunity: 988 Follow-Up Programs

May 19, 2023
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for cooperative agreements for 988 Suicide & Crisis...
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Funding Opportunity: Improving Local 988 Capacity

May 19, 2023
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for cooperative agreements for states and territories to...
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BPR Application Office Hours—Extended by Popular Demand!

May 19, 2023
SPRC’s new Best Practices Registry (BPR) is seeking applications for programs and interventions that prevent suicide. Working on an application...
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Inclusion Is Key to Mental Health

May 12, 2023
Celebrate mental health awareness and Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities by weaving inclusivity into everything you do.
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Supporting States in Building Suicide Prevention Infrastructure

May 12, 2023
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) has released a new story on supporting states in building suicide prevention infrastructure...
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2023 National Survey on the Mental Health of LGBTQ Young People

May 12, 2023
The Trevor Project (Trevor) has released the 2023 U.S. National Survey on the Mental Health of LGBTQ Young People, which...
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Surgeon General’s Advisory on the Healing Effects of Connection

May 12, 2023
The Office of the Surgeon General (OSG) has released an advisory on the healing effects of social connection and community to...
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New Website to Find Support for Mental Health

May 12, 2023
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has launched a new website to help the public find support...
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BPR Application Office Hours—Extended by Popular Demand!

May 12, 2023
SPRC’s new Best Practices Registry (BPR) is seeking applications for programs and interventions that prevent suicide. Working on an application...
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Collaborating with Tribal Communities: Tribal and IHS Health Care Systems

May 05, 2023
Join us for part four of a six-part webinar series to help crisis centers build collaborative, sustainable relationships with tribal...
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Needs Assessment for the 2024 National Strategy

May 05, 2023
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) is conducting a national needs assessment to gather feedback from suicide...
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Screen Time and Suicide Risk Among Emerging Adults

May 05, 2023
In a new study, researchers examined the association between screen media use and suicide risk among adolescents over a 10-year...
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Job Opportunity: SPRC Tribal Training and Product Development Manager

May 05, 2023
The University of Oklahoma (OU) is seeking an SPRC tribal training and product development manager to coordinate the development of...
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Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance—United States, 2021

May 05, 2023
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released analyses of 2021 data from the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance...
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BPR Application Office Hours—Extended by Popular Demand!

May 05, 2023
SPRC’s new Best Practices Registry (BPR) is seeking applications for programs and interventions that prevent suicide. Working on an application...
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BPR Application Office Hours—Extended by Popular Demand!

April 28, 2023
SPRC’s new Best Practices Registry (BPR) is seeking applications for programs and interventions that prevent suicide. Working on an application...
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Needs Assessment for the 2024 National Strategy

April 28, 2023
Needs Assessment for the 2024 National Strategy The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) is conducting a national...
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How Districts Can Respond to a Student’s Suicide

April 28, 2023
Education Week Planning can help schools and districts prepare to respond appropriately to a student suicide. It is critical that...
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Pentagon's Suicide Prevention Committee Recommends Age Limit and Waiting Period for On-Base Gun Purchases

April 28, 2023
CNN An independent committee set up by the Pentagon recently released a report that includes 127 recommendations for preventing suicide...
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SAMHSA Mental Health Month Awareness Toolkit

April 28, 2023
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released their Mental Health Awareness Month Toolkit. It includes key...
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Job Opportunity: SPRC Instructional Design Manager

April 28, 2023
The University of Oklahoma (OU) is seeking an SPRC instructional design manager to provide strategic leadership in developing, implementing, and administering...
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Learning From Autistic Lived Experience

April 21, 2023
By learning about autism and listening to the unique insights of those experiencing it, we can all support autistic people in living their fullest lives.
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Mental Health Outreach Toolkit

April 21, 2023
Mental Health America (MHA) has released their Mental Health Month Outreach Toolkit to help individuals and organizations plan efforts to...
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Suicide Attempts Among Youth During COVID-19

April 21, 2023
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a report on suspected suicide attempts by self-poisoning among youth...
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Apply to the New Best Practices Registry—With Our Help!

April 21, 2023
SPRC’s new Best Practices Registry (BPR) is seeking applications for programs and interventions that prevent suicide. Working on an application...
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988 Partner Toolkit Updates for Mental Health Awareness Month

April 14, 2023
To help you prepare for Mental Health Awareness Month in May, the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline has added new...
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Teen Girls Report Record Levels of Sadness, CDC Finds

April 14, 2023
The New York Times Recent national data suggest teen girls are experiencing increased sadness, suicidal thoughts, and sexual violence. The...
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Suicide Mortality in the U.S., 2001–2021

April 14, 2023
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has released a data brief on suicide...
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Emergency Department Visits for Suicidal Ideation, 2016–2021

April 14, 2023
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has produced a data brief on emergency...
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American Association of Suicidology Annual Conference

April 14, 2023
The American Association of Suicidology (AAS) annual conference will take place next week from April 19-22. The agenda includes presentations...
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Apply to the New Best Practices Registry—With Our Help!

April 14, 2023
SPRC’s new Best Practices Registry (BPR) is seeking applications for programs and interventions that prevent suicide. Working on an application...
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Apply to the New Best Practices Registry—With Our Help!

April 07, 2023
SPRC’s new Best Practices Registry (BPR) is seeking applications for programs and interventions that prevent suicide. Working on an application...
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Evidence and Action to Support and Affirm LGBTQI+ Youth

April 07, 2023
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released Moving Beyond Change Efforts: Evidence and Action to Support...
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Strategic Prevention Framework – Partnerships for Success for States

April 07, 2023
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications to fund the development and delivery of state...
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Webinar Series: Early Childhood Self-Harm and Suicide Prevention for Schools

April 07, 2023
The Pacific Southwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (Pacific Southwest MHTTC) is hosting a two-part webinar series on early childhood...
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Suicide Prevention Across the Life Span in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

April 07, 2023
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has released a funding opportunity for formative research to prevent suicide across the...
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Join Us in Launching SPRC’s New Best Practices Registry!

March 31, 2023
We’re excited to invite you to join us in launching SPRC’s new Best Practices Registry (BPR)! The same one-stop source...
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Strong Talk Podcast Episode with Shelby Rowe

March 31, 2023
The Strong Talk Podcast has released an episode with SPRC Executive Director Shelby Rowe. In the episode, Rowe discusses her...
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Funding Opportunity: Integrating Primary and Behavioral Health Care

March 31, 2023
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released a funding opportunity to promote the integration of primary...
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Funding Opportunity: Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Grants

March 31, 2023
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has announced grant opportunities for certified community behavioral health clinic planning,...
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Funding Opportunity: American Indian and Alaska Native Behavioral Health Center

March 31, 2023
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications to fund an American Indian and Alaska Native...
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Most LGBTQ Youth Can’t Access Mental Health Care. How Schools Can Help

March 24, 2023
Education Week According to a recent report from The Trevor Project, most LGBTQ students in all but two states said...
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MICHIGAN: Blue-Collar Suicides Focus of State Prevention Effort

March 24, 2023
Bridge Michigan Michigan is taking steps to address suicide in the construction industry. In 2019, the suicide rate among the...
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Cooperative Agreements to Implement Zero Suicide

March 24, 2023
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is seeking applications for cooperative agreements to implement Zero Suicide in...
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Emergency Department Visits by Incarcerated Adults

March 24, 2023
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a report on emergency department visits for nonfatal injuries, including...
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Apply to the New Best Practices Registry Today!

March 24, 2023
SPRC’s new Best Practices Registry (BPR) is seeking applications for programs and interventions that incorporate national frameworks, best practices, and...
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National Strategy for Suicide Prevention Grants

March 17, 2023
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting grant applications to implement suicide prevention and intervention programs for adults in accordance with The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Implement the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.
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Native Connections Grants

March 17, 2023
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released a funding opportunity to prevent suicide and substance misuse,...
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Suicide Risk Screening in Adult Primary Care

March 17, 2023
An expert workgroup has released recommendations on a clinical pathway (i.e., care pathway) for suicide risk screening in adult primary...
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Emergency Department Visits by Race and Ethnicity

March 17, 2023
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a report on emergency department visits related to mental health...
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Listening Session: National Tribal Behavioral Health Agenda

March 17, 2023
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is hosting a tribal listening session on updating the national tribal...
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Funding Opportunity: Mental Health Infrastructure in Tribal Communities

March 17, 2023
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released a funding opportunity for planning and developing infrastructure to...
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National Public Health Week

March 17, 2023
The American Public Health Association (APHA) is focusing this year’s National Public Health Week on centering and celebrating cultures in...
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Apply to the New Best Practices Registry Today!

March 17, 2023
SPRC’s new Best Practices Registry (BPR) is seeking applications for programs and interventions that incorporate national frameworks, best practices, and...
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Collaborating with Tribal Communities: A Trauma-Informed Approach

March 10, 2023
Join us for part three of a six-part webinar series to help crisis centers build collaborative, sustainable relationships with tribal...
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Suicide Risk Screening in Pediatric Primary Care

March 10, 2023
A recent study described the implementation of a suicide risk screening protocol in a pediatric primary care setting. The research...
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Annual Summit: Suicide Safer Care in Clinical Practice

March 10, 2023
The Wellness Institute (TWI) is hosting the third annual summit on suicide safer care in clinical practice. This year’s summit...
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EDC Job Opportunity: Action Alliance Assistant Director of Communications

March 10, 2023
Education Development Center (EDC) is seeking a full-time assistant director of communications for the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action...
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Mental Health in Rural New York: Findings from a Listening Tour

March 10, 2023
NORC at the University of Chicago has released the Adolescent Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Curriculum. Designed for both...
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Apply to the New Best Practices Registry Today!

March 10, 2023
SPRC’s new Best Practices Registry (BPR) is seeking applications for programs and interventions that incorporate expert consensus, best practices, and...
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2021 Tribal Suicide Prevention Needs Assessment

March 03, 2023
SPRC is excited to release our 2021 Tribal Suicide Prevention Needs Assessment. This technical report presents complete findings from the first-ever...
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Following a Two-Year Decline, Suicide Rates Rose Again in 2021

March 03, 2023
The New York Times A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that suicide rates...
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Lessons From Ecuador on Responding to the Mental Health Crisis in the U.S. and around the World

March 03, 2023
STAT According to a recent opinion piece, a pilot mental health care program in Ecuador could provide a model for...
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Independent Recommendations for Preventing Military Suicide

March 03, 2023
The Suicide Prevention and Response Independent Review Committee (SPRIRC) has released recommendations for preventing suicide in the U.S. military. The...
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Mental Health in Rural New York: Findings from a Listening Tour

March 03, 2023
NORC at the University of Chicago and the University at Albany School of Public Health have released a report on...
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Apply to the New Best Practices Registry Today!

March 03, 2023
SPRC’s new Best Practices Registry (BPR) is seeking applications for programs and interventions that incorporate expert consensus, best practices, and...
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I Don’t Wanna Be: Suicide Rates Are Rising among Young Black Men

February 24, 2023
The Atlanta Voice Overall suicide rates among Black people are lower than among White people in the U.S., but recent...
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Military Veterans Can Now Receive Free Emergency Mental Health Care

February 24, 2023
CNN Under a new policy from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), military veterans experiencing a suicidal crisis can now receive...
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National Substance Use and Mental Health Services Survey, 2021

February 24, 2023
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released 2021 data from the National Substance Use and Mental Health Services...
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Apply to the New Best Practices Registry Today!

February 24, 2023
SPRC’s new Best Practices Registry (BPR) is seeking applications for programs and interventions that incorporate expert consensus, best practices, and...
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Black History Month: An Invitation to Cultural Humility

February 17, 2023
Learn how to foster the three elements of cultural humility and incorporate them in your work.
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Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data Summary & Trends Report

February 17, 2023
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released the Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data Summary & Trends Report:...
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Apply to the New Best Practices Registry Today!

February 17, 2023
SPRC’s new Best Practices Registry (BPR) is seeking applications for programs and interventions that incorporate expert consensus, best practices, and...
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Recent Changes in Suicide Rates by Race and Ethnicity and Age Group

February 10, 2023
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a data brief on changes in suicide rates between 2018 and 2021...
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988 Mental Health Line Receives Over Two Million Calls and Texts in Six Months

February 10, 2023
PBS NewsHour In the six months after its transition to a three-digit number, the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline received more than...
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Addressing Behavioral Health Disparities in the Black Community

February 10, 2023
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is hosting a roundtable on addressing behavioral health disparities in the Black community....
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Strategic Framework for Addressing Youth Mental Health Disparities

February 10, 2023
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has released a strategic framework for addressing youth mental health disparities for fiscal years 2022...
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Call for Applications: Health Disparities Research Institute

February 10, 2023
The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) is accepting applications for the Health Disparities Research Institute, which will take...
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Apply to the New Best Practices Registry Today!

February 10, 2023
SPRC’s new Best Practices Registry (BPR) is seeking applications for programs and interventions that incorporate expert consensus, best practices, and...
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Collaborating with Tribal Communities: Cultural Humility

February 03, 2023
Join us for part two of a six-part webinar series to help crisis centers build collaborative, sustainable relationships with tribal...
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A Look at the Mental Health Stigmas Faced by Asian Americans

February 03, 2023
ebn Asian Americans may face more barriers to accessing mental health than other groups. Some of those barriers are cultural,...
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Priority Research Opportunities in Crisis Response Services

February 03, 2023
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released two opportunities for career enhancement awards to advance research on firearms injury...
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Webinar: A Summary of Cost-Outcome Analysis for Injury Prevention Programs

February 03, 2023
The Children’s Safety Network (CSN) is hosting a webinar to present a new fact sheet series on cost-outcome analysis for injury prevention...
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Apply to the New Best Practices Registry Today!

February 03, 2023
SPRC’s new Best Practices Registry (BPR) is seeking applications for programs and interventions that incorporate expert consensus, best practices, and...
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Apply to the New Best Practices Registry Today!

January 27, 2023
SPRC’s new Best Practices Registry (BPR) is seeking applications for programs and interventions that incorporate expert consensus, best practices, and...
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How to Get More Men to Try Therapy

January 27, 2023
The New York Times Experts are working to tailor mental health supports for men. Compared to women, men are more...
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Priority Research Opportunities in Crisis Response Services

January 27, 2023
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has published a notice of special interest in priority research on crisis response services. NIH is...
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Webinar: Behavioral Health Services for People Experiencing Homelessness

January 27, 2023
The Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and Abt Associates are holding a webinar on...
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Community Programs for Youth at Risk of Psychosis

January 27, 2023
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released a funding opportunity for community programs that provide outreach and intervention...
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Reading First-Hand Stories May Help Reduce Suicidal Thoughts

January 20, 2023
Psychiatric Times Personal stories about managing suicidal thoughts may help others who are struggling, a recent study found. The study was designed...
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Community-Led Suicide Prevention: New Tools and Examples

January 20, 2023
Education Development Center (EDC)’s Community-Led Suicide Prevention has released new materials to help you spread the word about the project, as well as stories featuring community...
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Behavioral Health Services for People Experiencing Homelessness

January 20, 2023
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released a guide to help behavioral health and housing providers engage with...
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Webinar: Firearms Research Funding Opportunity

January 20, 2023
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is hosting a webinar to discuss its recent funding opportunity announcement for research on community-level interventions for firearms...
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Suicide Care Insights: Stories & Tips for Your Implementation

January 13, 2023
Education Development Center (EDC) has released Suicide Care Insights: Stories & Tips for Your Implementation. This mixed media resource presents stories...
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With Homicide the Leading Cause of Maternal Mortality, New Research Shows a Link to Firearms and Intimate Partner Violence

January 13, 2023
STAT Homicide is the leading cause of death in pregnancy and just after giving birth, and suicide rates in this...
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SAMHSA Releases 2021 NSDUH Findings

January 13, 2023
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released reports and detailed tables from the 2021 National Survey on Drug...
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HHS Awards Bipartisan Safer Communities Act Funding

January 13, 2023
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded nearly $245 million in Bipartisan Safer Communities Act funding to support...
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Research on Community-Level Interventions for Firearms Violence Prevention

January 13, 2023
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released a funding opportunity announcement for research on community-level interventions for firearms violence, injury, and...
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Call for Papers: Lethal Means Safety in Older Adults

January 13, 2023
The Clinical Gerontologist is accepting papers for a special section on lethal means safety in older adults, with a particular interest in lethal means safety for suicide prevention....
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SPRC Highlights in 2022

January 06, 2023
SPRC 2022 Webinars Assessing Community Suicide Prevention Needs: A Workbook for State Coordinators 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: Implementation Resources...
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A Look Back at Director’s Corners in 2022

January 06, 2023
Stepping Up and Affirming LGBTQI+ Youth Recover Together National Strategy for Suicide Prevention: Following Our Compass Collaboration is Key to...
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A Look Back at Research Summaries in 2022

January 06, 2023
Ethical Issues in Suicide Prevention Research—Archives of Suicide Research Racial Differences in Suicide Risk among Adults in Criminal-Legal Systems—BMC Psychiatry...
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A Look Back at National News in 2022

January 06, 2023
Surgeon General Warns of Youth Mental Health Crisis—The New York Times What Employers Need to Know about Suicide Prevention—Harvard Business...
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A Look Back at State and Community News in 2022

January 06, 2023
MASSACHUSETTS: At a 988 Call Center, Volunteers Embrace a New Number while Providing Familiar Hope—STAT New Hampshire School Districts Move...
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Give Your Presence This Season and All Year Round

December 23, 2022
This season and all year round, reach out and share your presence. It’s the greatest present you can give those around you.
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Myth that Suicides Peak during the Holidays Could Cause Harm

December 16, 2022
HealthDay Some media reports contain misinformation about holiday suicides, according to a recent analysis. Researchers looked at monthly national suicide numbers...
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INTERNATIONAL: Health Workers’ Mental Health: Addressing the Invisible Global Pandemic

December 16, 2022
STAT Experts are calling for a comprehensive approach to supporting health workers’ mental health. Around the world, health workers face...
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Evidence-Informed Interventions for the Health Care Workforce

December 16, 2022
The American Hospital Association (AHA) and Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) have released Suicide Prevention: Evidence-Informed Interventions for the Health...
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Too Few Young People Get Mental Health Follow-Up after ER Visit

December 09, 2022
HealthDay A new study highlights the need for more follow-up care after young people experience mental health crises. Researchers looked at data...
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“I Want to Help My People”: Tribal Nations in Oklahoma Focus on Mental Health Treatment

December 09, 2022
KOSU Tribal nations in eastern Oklahoma are integrating mental health supports with their criminal justice systems. For example, the Choctaw...
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African American Behavioral Health Diversity Leadership Fellows Academy

December 09, 2022
The African American Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (AABH CoE) is accepting applications for the AABH Diversity Leadership Fellows Academy. The six-month...
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African American Brave Safe Space

December 09, 2022
The African American Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (AABH CoE) is hosting a Brave Safe Space for African American Behavioral...
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Gun-Related Suicides and Killings Continued to Rise in 2021, CDC Reports

December 02, 2022
The New York Times Recent data suggest more efforts are needed to address firearm suicide. According to the Centers for Disease Control...
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Poor Mental Health in U.S. Teens Exacerbated by Negative Experiences during Covid-19 Pandemic, Survey Finds

December 02, 2022
CNN In a recent study, most teens reported having at least one adverse childhood experience during the pandemic. Adverse childhood experiences,...
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Community-Led Suicide Prevention

December 02, 2022
Education Development Center (EDC) has launched Community-Led Suicide Prevention, an online toolkit to help communities come together and reach their suicide...
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From Crisis to Care

December 02, 2022
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released From Crisis to Care: Building from 988 and Beyond for...
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Suicide Rates by Race and Ethnicity

December 02, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has released a report on suicide rates for...
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Leading Causes of Death by Race and Ethnicity

December 02, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has analyzed death rates for leading causes of...
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National Guidelines for Child and Youth Behavioral Health Crisis Care

November 18, 2022
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released National Guidelines for Child and Youth Behavioral Health Crisis Care. It...
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WASHINGTON: A First-in-the-Nation 988 Line for Native People Goes Live in WA

November 18, 2022
The Seattle Times Washington residents now have access to the country’s first-ever 988 crisis line for Native people. Launched last...
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Collaboration Is Key to Upstream Suicide Prevention

November 18, 2022
Learn how SPRC’s new Best Practices Registry will help you incorporate upstream suicide prevention in your work.
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Bipartisan Safer Communities Act Funding for Mental Health Services

November 11, 2022
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently announced more than $100 million in funding from the Bipartisan Safer Communities...
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Job Opportunity: SPRC Training Manager for Health and Behavioral Health Initiatives

November 11, 2022
The University of Oklahoma (OU) is seeking an SPRC training manager for health and behavioral health initiatives to coordinate and facilitate suicide...
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Job Opportunity: SPRC Contract/Grant Coordinator

November 11, 2022
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) is seeking an SPRC contract/grant coordinator to provide administrative support for suicide prevention grant...
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Implementation of the 988 Number Brought More Calls and Texts to the National Suicide Prevention and Crisis Hotline This Summer—And Early Data Show Answer Rates Improved or Held Steady

November 11, 2022
KFF Newsroom In the month after its transition to a three-digit number, the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline experienced a...
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Americans Are Prioritizing Mental Health, with New 988 Hotline There to Help

November 11, 2022
Medical Xpress A recent public perception poll shows broad support for mental health and suicide prevention but barriers to seeking help. Carried...
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Seize the Awkward: New Public Service Announcements

November 04, 2022
The Seize the Awkward campaign has released new public service announcements that encourage Black and Hispanic/Latine young people to talk with their friends about...
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CULTURE FORWARD: A Strengths and Culture-Based Tool

November 04, 2022
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Bloomberg School) Center for Indigenous Health (CIH) recently released CULTURE FORWARD: A Strengths...
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HHS Announces $3 Million to Promote Black Youth Mental Health

November 04, 2022
Healthcare Innovation Grantees in eight states are beginning a new three-year project on Black youth mental health. Funding comes from...
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What Not to Say to Someone Who Has Lost a Loved One to Suicide

November 04, 2022
HuffPost Experts offer advice for supporting a survivor of suicide loss. Listen with empathy and non-judgment; how you listen is...
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National Native American Heritage Month

November 04, 2022
November is National Native American Heritage Month—a time to honor the richness and diversity of tribal cultures and traditions and to...
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Strengthening Capacity in Suicide, Overdose, and Adverse Childhood Experiences

October 28, 2022
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) has released a funding opportunity to help local health departments understand and...
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Surgeon General’s Framework for Mental Health and Well-Being

October 28, 2022
The Office of the Surgeon General (OSG) has released The U.S. Surgeon General’s Framework for Workplace Mental Health & Well-Being. The...
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Tips for Disaster Responders when Responding to an Event in Indian Country

October 28, 2022
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released tips to help disaster responders understand historical trauma and resilience when...
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Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Planning Grants

October 28, 2022
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for cooperative agreements for certified community behavioral health clinic planning...
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Job Opportunity: SPRC Senior Contract/Grant Coordinator

October 28, 2022
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) is seeking an SPRC senior contract/grant coordinator to provide administrative support to SPRC leadership...
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How Colleges Are Improving Mental Health on Campus

October 28, 2022
U.S. News and World Report Throughout the pandemic, some colleges have taken a comprehensive approach to supporting student mental health....
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CDC Releases Suicide Prevention Resource for Action

October 28, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released the Suicide Prevention Resource for Action (Suicide Prevention Resource)—an updated, expanded, and...
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Suicide and Known Mental Health Status among Males

October 21, 2022
In a new study, researchers examined suicide among males across the life span and its association with known mental health...
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SPRC’s New Best Practices Registry Is Now Accepting Applications!

October 21, 2022
We’re excited to announce that SPRC’s new Best Practices Registry (BPR) is now accepting applications. The latest BPR is the same one-stop...
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Anxiety Screening in Children and Adolescents

October 21, 2022
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has published a recommendation statement calling for anxiety screening in children and adolescents ages 8...
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The State of Mental Health in America 2023

October 21, 2022
Mental Health America (MHA) has released The State of Mental Health in America 2023. The report presents data on mental health,...
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Adverse Childhood Experiences during the COVID-19 Pandemic

October 21, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a report on adverse childhood experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic and their...
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Deadline Extended: Support for 988 Tribal Response

October 21, 2022
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for cooperative agreements to expand 988 crisis support to tribal...
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Job Opportunity: SPRC Copyeditor

October 21, 2022
The University of Oklahoma (OU) is seeking an SPRC copyeditor to provide highly detailed writing, editing, fact checking, formatting, and proofreading for digital and...
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Responsible Reporting on Suicide for Journalists

October 14, 2022
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Bloomberg School) has launched a free online course to teach journalists how to cover...
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Suicide Risk and Access to Care Among LGBTQ College Students

October 14, 2022
The Trevor Project (Trevor) has released a report on suicide risk and access to care among LGBTQ college students. It found those...
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Anxiety Screening in Adults

October 14, 2022
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has released draft recommendations proposing adults under age 65 be regularly screened for anxiety. The...
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Job Opportunity: SPRC Prevention Specialist

October 14, 2022
Education Development Center (EDC) is hiring a full-time SPRC prevention specialist to provide consultation and support for state suicide prevention efforts, among...
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New Org Aims to Improve Black Mental Health with the Help of Churches

October 14, 2022
Healthline A new effort is working to integrate mental health supports in Black faith communities. Launched in August, Soul Shop...
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NEW FROM SPRC: Zero Suicide Outcome Story

October 14, 2022
SPRC is pleased to add to our collection of Zero Suicide Outcome Stories, which highlight efforts to implement and measure the...
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CDC Releases 2021 Provisional Suicide Data

October 07, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has released a report of provisional national suicide...
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National Strategy for Suicide Prevention: Following Our Compass

October 07, 2022
SPRC invites you to join us in taking action to build on the progress we have made in bringing the goals and objectives of the National Strategy to life over the past decade.
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JUST RELEASED: New National Public Perception Survey Data

October 07, 2022
A new 2022 public perception national survey of over 2,000 U.S. adults helps us better understand the public’s beliefs and attitudes about...
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Suicide-Focused Assessment and Treatment: An Update for Professionals

September 30, 2022
McClean Hospital (McClean) and Stanford University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Stanford Psychiatry) are hosting a course on recent advances in...
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Nearly One in Four Young Adults in U.S. Treated for Mental Health during Pandemic, CDC Survey Finds

September 30, 2022
CNN New federal data suggest the percentage of U.S. adults receiving mental health treatment rose during COVID-19. The data come from the...
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More People Are Talking About Suicide. Let's Make Those Conversations Better

September 30, 2022
Newsweek A recent opinion piece offers tips on making the public conversation about suicide more effective. While suicide is being...
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2022 State and Territorial Needs Assessment: Messaging Toolkits

September 30, 2022
Want to message about SPRC’s 2022 State and Territorial Suicide Prevention Needs Assessment (SNA), but not sure how? We’re excited...
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Recommendations on Suicide Risk Screening in Adult Primary Care

September 23, 2022
A workgroup organized by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has developed recommendations for a clinical pathway to screen adults for...
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Now Available: 2021 Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System Data

September 23, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that the Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) 2021 data set is...
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Suicide among American Indian and Alaska Native People, 2015-2020

September 23, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a report on suicide among American Indian and Alaska Native people in...
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Adapting Evidence-Based Practices for Under-Resourced Populations

September 23, 2022
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released a guide to adapting evidence-based practices for under-resourced populations. Adaptations include...
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Cooperative Agreements: Support for 988 Tribal Response

September 23, 2022
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for cooperative agreements to expand 988 crisis support to tribal...
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New Hampshire School Districts Move to Ease Teacher Stress, Burnout

September 23, 2022
New Hampshire Public Radio Many educators are experiencing stress and mental health issues, with some, such as teachers of color,...
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Gun Suicide City-Level Analysis

September 16, 2022
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund (Everytown) and New York University Grossman School of Medicine (NYU) have released an analysis of firearm...
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Request for Input: Federal Evidence Agenda on LGBTQI+ Equity

September 16, 2022
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) has issued a request for input from the public to help inform...
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Addressing Burnout in the Behavioral Health Workforce

September 16, 2022
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has developed a new guide with evidence-based strategies for preventing and reducing burnout...
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Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention in the Workplace

September 16, 2022
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and United Suicide Survivors International (US) have released a white paper on mental health and...
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Mental Health Treatment among U.S. Adults

September 16, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published a data brief on mental health...
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Provisional Life Expectancy Estimates for 2021

September 16, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has released a report on provisional life expectancy...
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Sexual Orientation Hate Crime Laws and Youth Suicide Risk

September 16, 2022
State laws that aim to prevent hate crimes related to sexual orientation may help reduce suicide among high-school-aged youth, suggests...
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Man Therapy: You Can't Fix Your Mental Health with Duct Tape

September 09, 2022
The Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) is hosting a presentation on promoting mental health in male-dominated industries. It will take place on...
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Suicide Prevention Research in a Changing World

September 09, 2022
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has published a director’s blog post on suicide prevention research in a changing world, written by...
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Native American Behavioral Health during Disasters

September 09, 2022
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has published a new issue of The Dialogue, a technical assistance journal on disaster...
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Grant Opportunity: Resiliency in Communities after Stress and Trauma

September 09, 2022
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is seeking grant applications for the Resiliency in Communities after Stress and Trauma...
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Grant Opportunity: Advancing Wellness and Resiliency in Education

September 09, 2022
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting grant applications for Advancing Wellness and Resiliency in Education (Project AWARE)....
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Addressing America’s Mental Health Crisis—Especially in Rural Areas—Starts by Making Care More Accessible

September 09, 2022
MedCity News A recent opinion piece argues telepsychiatry can help meet the mental health needs of rural communities. With limited access...
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Suicide Prevention Resources for Schools

September 09, 2022
As students head back to school, help put suicide prevention on the agenda for the new academic year by using and...
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Webinar: The Collaboration Continuum

September 02, 2022
The Pacific Southwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center (Pacific Southwest PTTC) is hosting a webinar on connecting across fields to prevent suicide and...
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Dismantling Stigma for All: Addressing Physician and Patient Mental Health

September 02, 2022
The American Medical Association (AMA) is hosting a forum to discuss how to address physician and patient mental health and suicide risk....
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Adaptations for Delivering Mental Health Services during COVID-19

September 02, 2022
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released a supplemental research bulletin on adaptations and innovations for delivering mental...
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LGBTQ Students Deserve Safe Schools

September 02, 2022
The Trevor Project (Trevor) has published a blog post on the importance of creating safety in schools for LGBTQ students....
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Black and Hispanic Americans Are More Likely to Be Struggling with Mental Health. Here’s what Employers and Communities Can Do

September 02, 2022
Forbes Communities and workplaces are key settings for promoting mental health equity. A recent poll found Black and Hispanic respondents...
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2022 State and Territorial Needs Assessment: Call to Action

September 02, 2022
SPRC is excited to release our 2022 State and Territorial Needs Assessment: Call to Action and Summary of Priority Areas. This...
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Summary of Child Firearms Deaths

September 02, 2022
The National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention (NCFRP) has released a summary of child firearms deaths entered into the National Fatality...
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Facebook Live: The Intersection of Suicide and Substance Use

September 02, 2022
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) are holding a Facebook Live event on the intersection...
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The Mental Health and Well-Being of Multiracial LGBTQ Youth

August 19, 2022
The Trevor Project (Trevor) has released a report on the mental health and well-being of multiracial LGBTQ youth. Highlighting the unique mental...
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At a 988 Call Center, Volunteers Embrace a New Number while Providing Familiar Hope

August 19, 2022
STAT As the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline expands crisis services nationwide, the important work of call center staff is...
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Six Ways to Address Mental Health in the Construction Industry

August 19, 2022
For Construction Pros Employers can take key steps to prevent suicide in the construction industry, which has the second highest...
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Gun Carrying among Youth

August 12, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a report on gun carrying among youth by demographic characteristics, violent experiences,...
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Addressing Disparities by Diversifying Behavioral Health Research

August 12, 2022
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has published a blog post on addressing inequities in behavioral health research. It...
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Confronting Health Worker Burnout and Well-Being

August 12, 2022
The New England Journal of Medicine In a recent opinion piece, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy discusses ways to address health...
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#BeThere Twitter Chat 2022

August 12, 2022
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) is hosting a Twitter chat to kick off Suicide Prevention Month in September....
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Intimate Partner Violence and Suicide: Intersections in Context and Practice

August 12, 2022
Join us for a webinar to learn about the intersection of intimate partner violence and suicide. The presentation will discuss...
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Text Your Friends. It Matters More Than You Think.

August 05, 2022
The New York Times An increasing body of research suggests small moments of connection are key to well-being. In a...
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State Suicide Prevention Infrastructure Update

August 05, 2022
SPRC has released a new issue of its State Suicide Prevention Infrastructure Update. This newsletter features the latest content related to...
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Suicide Prevention Month: Ideas for Action

August 05, 2022
Looking for ways to observe Suicide Prevention Month? Check out our updated annual resource with ideas to help anyone, anywhere get involved!...
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Suicidal Thoughts among Public Health Workers

July 29, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a report on symptoms of mental health conditions and suicidal thoughts among...
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Many Black Children Are Dying by Suicide, Doctors Say: Understanding the Why—and How to Help

July 29, 2022
ABC News Experts are calling for a public health approach to preventing suicide among Black youth. Recent data show suicide...
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Celebrating the Americans with Disabilities Act

July 29, 2022
To mark the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), join us in highlighting resources to help support...
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Suicide Prevention and Health Care Accreditation: A Panel Discussion with The Joint Commission

July 29, 2022
Join us for a live panel discussion on suicide prevention and health care accreditation, focused on meeting The Joint Commission...
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CDC Injury Control Research Center Grants

July 22, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (Injury Center) is seeking applications for Injury...
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Drug Overdose Deaths Rise, Disparities Widen

July 22, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released an analysis of drug overdose deaths by sociodemographic and social determinants of...
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Podcast Interview: 988 Is for Everyone

July 22, 2022
In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt has released a new podcast episode with SPRC Director Shelby Rowe. In this episode, Shelby and...
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988 and the Research Behind Suicide Hotlines

July 22, 2022
CUIMC News In a recent interview, suicide prevention expert Madelyn Gould shares insights on how crisis hotlines have become a...
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Executive Order on Advancing Equality for LGBTQI Youth

July 15, 2022
The White House has released an executive order on advancing equality for LGBTQI individuals calling for efforts to protect their safety and...
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Statement on Gun Violence Crisis from 60 National Organizations

July 15, 2022
Sixty national organizations recently released a statement challenging inaccurate and harmful attempts to link mental illness and gun violence....
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COVID-19 and Suicide – Why Our Messaging Matters

July 15, 2022
The HPHR Journal A recent opinion piece calls for more accurate and action-oriented messaging about the mental health impacts of...
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Care Transitions from Inpatient to Outpatient Settings: Applying Best Practices

July 15, 2022
Join us for a webinar to learn about the implementation of best practices in care transitions from inpatient psychiatric to...
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988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: Implementation Resources

July 15, 2022
SPRC is pleased to launch a selection of resources that can help state, tribal, and territorial organizations and their partners implement the...
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Healing during Challenging Times: Reconnect to Your Why

July 08, 2022
The Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (Mountain Plains MHTTC) is hosting a five-week course on coping with difficulty for health...
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Adapting a Zero Suicide Approach to Native Communities

July 08, 2022
WebMD Health News Native communities are taking an innovative approach to preventing suicide that combines scientific and traditional practices. With...
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988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

July 08, 2022
July 16 marks our country’s transition to 988 as the easy-to-remember number to reach the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline...
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BIPOC Mental Health Month

July 08, 2022
July is dedicated to spreading awareness about the mental health needs of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). BIPOC...
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SAMHSA Blog Posts on Mass Violence and PTSD

July 01, 2022
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has recently published blog posts on addressing trauma and mass violence and Posttraumatic Stress...
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Job Opportunity: Zero Suicide Institute Senior Project Associate

July 01, 2022
Education Development Center (EDC) is seeking a full-time senior project associate for the Zero Suicide Institute. The associate will deliver trainings and consultation...
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Student Surveys and the Health of LGBTQ+ Youth

July 01, 2022
Education Development Center (EDC) has published a new blog post on student surveys and the health of LGBTQ+ youth. The piece lays...
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Evaluation of the REACH-VET Program

July 01, 2022
An evaluation found the Recovery Engagement and Coordination for Health-Veterans Enhanced Treatment (REACH VET) program was associated with increased treatment...
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Suicidal Behavior

July 01, 2022
Join us for a webinar to explore cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for patients with suicidal behavior. The presentation will describe...
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Recover Together

June 24, 2022
At SPRC, we believe in the power of words to help effect positive change, in people and the world around...
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SAMHSA Job Openings: Public Health Advisor

June 24, 2022
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has vacancies for full-time public health advisors to provide program consultation, guidance, and...
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The Impact of Injury Control Research Centers

June 17, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (Injury Center) has released a...
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Preventing Suicide in Schools—A Systemwide Approach

June 17, 2022
Education Development Center (EDC) has published a new blog post, “Preventing Suicide in Schools—A Systemwide Approach.” In the piece, SPRC subject...
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HHS Reaffirms Support for LGBTQI+ Youth

June 17, 2022
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra has released a statement reaffirming HHS support and protection for LGBTQI+...
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Unemployment, Behavioral Health, and Suicide

June 17, 2022
Health Affairs A recent health policy brief calls for increased efforts to understand and address the links between unemployment and...
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Shelby Rowe Named New SPRC Director

June 17, 2022
Dear Colleagues, We are pleased to announce that Shelby Rowe has accepted the position of SPRC director. A leader in...
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The Rise of Firearm Suicide among Young Americans

June 10, 2022
Everytown Research & Policy has released The Rise of Firearm Suicide among Young Americans. The report discusses the impact of pandemic-related school...
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LGBTQ Suicide Awareness for Families

June 10, 2022
The Northwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (Northwest MHTTC) is hosting a webinar series that will explore LGBTQ youth suicide prevention from the...
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LGBTQIA+ Mental Health Town Hall

June 10, 2022
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs (IEA) Regions 2, 6, and 9 are...
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Treatment-Seeking and Suicidality by Suicide Method

June 10, 2022
A recent study looked at treatment-seeking and suicidality among people who died by firearm suicide compared to those who died...
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Cooperative Agreements for Innovative Community Crisis Response Partnerships

June 10, 2022
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released a funding opportunity to create or enhance innovative community crisis response...
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Ensuring Child Safety During Times of Disruption

June 10, 2022
The Children's Safety Network (CSN) and Children's Safety Now Alliance (CSN-A) have released Ensuring Child Safety During Times of Disruption. This...
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Updated Rural Suicide Prevention Toolkit

June 03, 2022
The Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) has recently updated their Rural Suicide Prevention Toolkit. The toolkit contains evidence-based and promising resources...
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Center of Excellence on Social Media and Mental Well-Being

June 03, 2022
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for  a cooperative agreement to establish a center of excellence...
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Recovery Innovation Challenge

June 03, 2022
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has launched the Recovery Innovation Challenge, which will award funding to peer-run...
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CDC Job Opportunities: Health Scientists

June 03, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is seeking applications for two health scientist positions on its suicide prevention...
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“A Cry for Help”: CDC Warns of a Steep Decline in Teen Mental Health

June 03, 2022
The Washington Post Recent federal data show teens have struggled during the pandemic, with some groups impacted more than others. The data...
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School Mental Health Program Eases Transition from Hospital to Classroom

June 03, 2022
New England Public Media A program is helping kids readjust to school after mental health-related absences. Bridge for Resilient Youth...
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Addressing Health Worker Burnout: The U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory

June 03, 2022
The Office of the Surgeon General (OSG) has released Addressing Health Worker Burnout: The U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory on Building a...
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Supporting Tribal Youth at Risk for Suicide: Honoring Children, Mending the Circle

June 03, 2022
Join SPRC Senior Advisor Dolores Subia BigFoot for a webinar on supporting tribal youth at risk for suicide. Dr. BigFoot...
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Joint Statement from the Suicide Prevention Resource Center and National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention about New Federal Report on Use of Indian Boarding Schools

May 20, 2022
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland recently released volume 1 of the Federal Indian...
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Joint Statement on Federal Indian Boarding School Report

May 20, 2022
SPRC and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) acknowledge and honor the reactions—such as feelings of grief,...
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National Conference on American Indian/Alaska Native Injury and Violence Prevention

May 13, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Indian Health Service (IHS) are hosting the second National Conference on American...
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2022 National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health

May 13, 2022
The Trevor Project (Trevor) has released its 2022 National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health, which captures the experiences of nearly...
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Despite Pandemic-Era Drop, Suicide Threat Remains

May 13, 2022
U.S. News and World Report Although suicide rates fell in the first year of the pandemic, comprehensive prevention efforts are...
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Assessing Community Suicide Prevention Needs: A Workbook for State Coordinators

May 13, 2022
SPRC is pleased to release Assessing Community Suicide Prevention Needs: A Workbook for State Coordinators. This workbook can help state coordinators...
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Racial Differences in Suicide Risk among Adults in Criminal-Legal Systems

May 06, 2022
Research shows that adults in the criminal-legal system have higher rates of suicide and behavioral health disorders than the general...
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National Weekend of Prayer for Faith, Hope, & Life

May 06, 2022
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) Faith Communities Task Force is hosting a National Weekend of Prayer for Faith,...
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Suicide Prevention in Native Populations: A Cultural Introduction

May 06, 2022
Join SPRC Director Shelby Rowe for a webinar on preventing suicide in tribal populations. The presentation will provide tips for...
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HHS Awards Funding to Strengthen Crisis Call Center Services

April 29, 2022
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), has awarded nearly $105...
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SAMHSA National Prevention Week

April 29, 2022
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is holding its National Prevention Week from May 8 to 14 to increase...
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CDC Adolescent Behaviors and Experiences Survey

April 29, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released the Adolescent Behaviors and Experiences Survey—United States, January–June 2021. This one-time...
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Child Abuse Prevention Is Suicide Prevention

April 29, 2022
As pandemic disruptions stretch into a third year, creating supportive environments for children and families can help reduce the risk...
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Construction Working Minds Summit

April 22, 2022
The Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention (CIASP), United Suicide Survivors International (US), and the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson...
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Laboratories for Digital Mental Health

April 22, 2022
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has announced a funding opportunity for research to optimize digital health interventions that impact mental health...
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Research on Suicide among Black Youth

April 22, 2022
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has released funding opportunity announcements for research project and exploratory research grants to understand suicide risk and...
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Expansion of Comprehensive Suicide Prevention

April 22, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is seeking applications for cooperative agreements to expand comprehensive suicide prevention across the U.S....
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Suicide Is Rising among Younger Students. Here’s How Schools Can Prevent Tragedy

April 22, 2022
EducationWeek While most suicide prevention programs in schools are focused on teens, suicide rates have been rising among younger students....
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Jargon May Have Turned Parents against Social and Emotional Learning

April 22, 2022
The Hechinger Report In recent months, some parents have expressed objections to social and emotional learning (SEL) in schools. According...
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Demand for College Peer Counselors Is Booming. But Training Only Goes So Far

April 22, 2022
NPR During the pandemic, some college students are leaning on each other for support. A recent national survey found nearly half of...
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Two-Page Snapshots of Priority Areas

April 22, 2022
SPRC is excited to release two-page snapshots of priority areas for strengthening suicide prevention infrastructure in the U.S. These summaries...
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NIMH Funding Opportunities: COVID-19 Mental Health Research

April 08, 2022
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has released two funding opportunity announcements for COVID-19 mental health research with a...
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Webinar Series: Data Science Approaches to Assessing Suicide Risk

April 08, 2022
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (National Academies) Forum on Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders is hosting a public...
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SAMHSA Funding Opportunities: Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics

April 08, 2022
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has announced funding opportunities for planning, development, and implementation and improvement and advancement of certified...
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SAMHSA 988 Webpages

April 08, 2022
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has launched new webpages dedicated to providing information and resources related to the...
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What Employers Need to Know About Suicide Prevention

April 08, 2022
Harvard Business Review With the proper information and tools, employers can take key steps to prevent suicide among their employees....
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Action Alliance Releases 988 Messaging Framework

April 08, 2022
To help prepare the field for the July 2022 transition to 988 as the nation’s three-digit dialing, texting, and chat code for anyone...
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State Suicide Prevention Infrastructure Update

April 08, 2022
SPRC has just released a new issue of its State Suicide Prevention Infrastructure Update. This newsletter features the latest content related...
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2020 Suicide Death Data

March 25, 2022
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) is now offering data sheets and visualizations for 2020 suicide death data on their suicide...
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Stepping Up and Affirming LGBTQI+ Youth

March 25, 2022
At the beginning of March, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra released a statement reaffirming HHS support and protection for...
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AAS Conference Agenda

March 18, 2022
The American Association of Suicidology (AAS) annual conference agenda is now available online. The conference will take place from April 27...
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Funding Opportunities: Research on Community Interventions for Firearms Violence

March 18, 2022
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has published new funding opportunity announcements for research and a research-supporting coordinating center focused on community-level interventions for...
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HHS Announces Funding for Youth Mental Health

March 18, 2022
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)—through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Office...
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Webinar: SAMHSA 988 Partner Readiness

March 18, 2022
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is hosting a webinar to help ready its partners for the transition of...
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Outreach Programs vs. Usual Care for Self-Harm Prevention

March 18, 2022
In a recent clinical trial conducted in four U.S. health systems, researchers compared the effectiveness of two low-intensity outreach programs...
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Blueprint for Youth Suicide Prevention

March 11, 2022
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), in collaboration with experts from the National...
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Suicide Mortality in the U.S., 2000–2020

March 11, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has released a data brief on suicide mortality...
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Changes in Suicide Rates in the U.S., 2019 and 2020

March 11, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a report on changes in suicide rates between 2019 and 2020 by...
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Survey of Americans Who Attempted Suicide Finds Many Aren’t Getting Care

March 11, 2022
The New York Times Suicide attempt rates increased nationally from 2008 to 2019, according to a recent study. However, the proportion...
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Ethical Issues in Suicide Prevention Research

March 11, 2022
A new consensus study summarizes key ethical considerations in suicide prevention research from multiple expert perspectives. According to the study...
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Zero Suicide Workforce Survey: Indigenous Version

March 11, 2022
Education Development Center (EDC) has released a new version of the Zero Suicide Workforce Survey for systems that serve Indigenous communities. It...
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Funding Opportunity: Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grants

March 11, 2022
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for the Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant Program....
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Webinar: Garrett Lee Smith State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention Funding

March 11, 2022
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is hosting a webinar for prospective applicants of the Garrett Lee Smith State/Tribal Youth Suicide...
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America’s School Mental Health Report Card

February 25, 2022
Inseparable’s Hopeful Futures Campaign has released America’s School Mental Health Report Card examining state policies that support school mental health. The document reports on...
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Webinar: CARE Best Practices for School Mental Health

February 25, 2022
The Central East Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (Central East MHTTC) and National Center for School Mental Health (NCSMH) are...
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Action Alliance Webinar: Aligning the Field around a 988 Messaging Framework

February 25, 2022
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) is hosting a livestreamed webinar that will present a framework for messaging about...
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OU Job Opening: SPRC Best Practices Registry Program Review Manager

February 25, 2022
The University of Oklahoma (OU) is seeking an SPRC best practices registry program review manager responsible for managing program review for an...
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When a Friend Dies by Suicide: Preventing Suicide Contagion

February 18, 2022
Answers After a student dies by suicide, parents and school staff can take important steps to reduce suicide risk among...
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What We Misunderstand About Suicide among Black Americans

February 18, 2022
TIME There is a common misconception that Black Americans are less affected by suicide than their White peers. In reality,...
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Garrett Lee Smith State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention Program

February 18, 2022
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for cooperative agreements for the Garrett Lee Smith State/Tribal Youth...
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Priority Research Opportunities in Crisis Response Services

February 18, 2022
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has published a new notice of special interest identifying priority research opportunities in crisis response services....
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Recording Available: Advancing Suicide Prevention Training in Clinical Care

February 18, 2022
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has released recordings and transcripts of its recent virtual workshop to assess the state of...
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CDC Accepting Comments on Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids

February 18, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is accepting comments on proposed updates to the clinical practice guideline for prescribing opioids...
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Public Service Loan Forgiveness Waiver

February 11, 2022
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has issued a temporary waiver to Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program rules so borrowers can...
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NIDA Study on Intentional Drug Overdose Deaths

February 11, 2022
Researchers at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) have published a study that found intentional drug overdose deaths have recently declined...
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Acceptance Significantly Reduces Suicide Risk for Intersex Youths, Report Finds

February 11, 2022
NBC News Research from The Trevor Project found LGBTQ intersex youth are at increased risk for suicide, but feeling accepted by...
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NOW AVAILABLE: SPRC 2021 Webinar Recordings

February 11, 2022
SPRC 2021 webinars are now available on our website—for free! Watch the webinar presentations and download the slides to learn about preventing...
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Funding Opportunities: Social Disconnection and Suicide Risk in Late Life

February 04, 2022
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and National Institute on Aging (NIA) have released companion funding announcements for a research...
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Funding Opportunities: NIH HEAL Initiative

February 04, 2022
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released companion funding announcements for research to optimize existing and develop and optimize untested multi-component service delivery...
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Webinar Series: Law Enforcement Suicide Data Collection

February 04, 2022
The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and Education Development Center (EDC) are hosting a two-part webinar series on...
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EDC Job Opportunity: Action Alliance Executive Committee Director

February 04, 2022
Education Development Center (EDC) is seeking a full-time director of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) Executive Committee. This...
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Association of the Song “1-800-273-8255” with Lifeline Calls and Suicides

February 04, 2022
In April 2017, hip-hop artist Logic released “1-800-273-8255,” a song featuring the phone number and services of the National Suicide...
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Sample MOU for Inpatient and Outpatient Behavioral Health Care Providers

February 04, 2022
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) has released a sample memorandum of understanding (MOU) for inpatient and outpatient behavioral...
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New Training Website on ACEs, Overdose, and Suicide

January 21, 2022
The American Public Health Association (APHA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have launched a training website on addressing the...
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Firearm Homicides and Suicides in Major Metropolitan Areas

January 21, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has analyzed data on firearm homicides and suicides in major U.S. metropolitan areas from...
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Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors among U.S. Adults, 2015–2019

January 21, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a report on suicidal thoughts and behaviors among U.S. adults ages 18...
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FBI Launches Law Enforcement Suicide Data Collection

January 21, 2022
Spooner Advocate On January 1, the Law Enforcement Suicide Data Collection (LESDC) Act went into effect. Signed into federal law...
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Surgeon General Warns of Youth Mental Health Crisis

January 21, 2022
The New York Times The U.S. surgeon general has released a report calling for urgent efforts to address youth mental health. According...
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CDC Releases Final 2020 Mortality Data

January 21, 2022
At the end of December, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released final national mortality data for 2020. The data...
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SAMHSA Invests in 988 Transition

January 21, 2022
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has announced that it will invest $282 million to transition the National Suicide...
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A Look Back at State and Community News in 2021

January 07, 2022
PENNSYLVANIA: Free Therapy Program for Black Men Ramps Up Amid Pandemic-Era Stressors—WHYY NEW YORK: How a Hospital and a School...
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A Look Back at National News in 2021

January 07, 2022
Amid COVID and Racial Unrest, Black Churches Put Faith in Mental Health Care—Kaiser Health News  Will the Pandemic Result in...
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A Look Back at Research Summaries in 2021

January 07, 2022
Association between Food Insecurity and Suicide Risk—Journal of Affective Disorders  Suicide Risk among People with Autism Spectrum Disorder—JAMA Network Open ...
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A Look Back at Director’s Corners in 2021

January 07, 2022
Child Abuse Prevention is Suicide Prevention  The Power of Listening  How to Be There  The Healing Power of Representation  End-of-Year...
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SPRC Highlights in 2021

January 07, 2022
SPRC 2021 Webinars  New Hampshire’s State Plan Implementation Approach  CDC Report Highlights SPRC’s Recommendations for State Suicide Prevention Infrastructure  Suicide and...
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2021 End-of-Year Reflection

December 22, 2021
Friends, It is a wondrous fact that we are made of star material. I reflect on this and share it...
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LGBTQ Family Acceptance

December 17, 2021
The Institute for Innovation & Implementation (The Institute) and Family Acceptance Project (FAP) have launched a new online resource to help LGBTQ...
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The Mental Health of LGBTQ Youth Who Are Intersex

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...
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Firearms Safety Infographics

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 by homicide...
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Suicide Rates Declined Again in 2020, but Not for All Groups, CDC Report Shows

December 17, 2021
NBC News According to preliminary federal data released in November, suicide rates in the overall population declined in 2020 for...
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Optimizing Suicide Research

December 17, 2021
A recent article reviews challenges in suicide research and proposes ways to address them. The authors discuss multiple sources of...
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Protecting Youth Mental Health: The U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory

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...
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Outpatient Care Transitions Self-Assessment and Action Planning

December 17, 2021
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) has designed a self-assessment and action planning template to help outpatient behavioral health care systems...
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2021 State and Territorial Needs Assessment: Call to Action

December 17, 2021
SPRC is excited to release our 2021 State and Territorial Needs Assessment: Call to Action and Summary of Priority Areas. This...
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The Healing Power of Representation

November 19, 2021
The Healing Power of Representation In mainstream media, American Indians and Alaska Natives are often portrayed as relics of the...
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Culturally Relevant Approaches to Preventing Suicide among Native Youth

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 Native...
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Webinar: Safer Suicide Care in 2022

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...
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Webinar: Advancing Behavioral Health Equity

November 12, 2021
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Office of Minority Health (OMH) are hosting a webinar on advancing behavioral...
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EDC Job Opportunity: Project Associate

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 will...
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Online Risk Factors and Youth Suicide

November 12, 2021
A recent study found an association between online risk factors and suicidal behavior among youth. According to the authors, this...
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Webinar: Preventing Suicide in People with Opioid Use Disorder

November 12, 2021
SPRC is leading a webinar on preventing suicide in people with opioid use disorder. The presentation will review the complex...
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CDC Releases 2020 Provisional Suicide Data

November 12, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has released a report of provisional national suicide...
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SAMHSA Releases 2020 NSDUH Findings

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...
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The State of Mental Health in America 2022

October 29, 2021
Mental Health America (MHA) has released The State of Mental Health in America 2022. The report presents data on mental health,...
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Talking about Suicide with Friends and Peers

October 29, 2021
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) has released a resource to help youth talk about suicide with friends and...
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NIMH Funding Opportunity: Interpersonal Strategies for Suicide Prevention

October 29, 2021
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has released a funding opportunity announcement to evaluate the preliminary effectiveness of enhanced interpersonal focused...
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EDC Job Opportunity: Research Assistant

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 will...
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“We Are in a State of Emergency”: What's Behind the Rising Suicide Rate among Black Kids

October 29, 2021
WHYY Experts are calling for increased efforts to understand and address rising suicide rates among Black youth. According to principal investigator Arielle...
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Children’s Mental Health

October 29, 2021
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), and the Children’s Hospital Association...
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NIMH Funding Opportunity: Research on Suicide Prevention in Primary Care

October 15, 2021
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has released a funding opportunity announcement for research on suicide prevention in primary care practices....
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Prevention and Treatment of Anxiety, Depression, and Suicide among College Students

October 15, 2021
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released an evidence-based resource guide on preventing and treating anxiety, depression, and...
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Creating a Shared Approach to Suicide and Overdose Prevention

October 15, 2021
Education Development Center (EDC) and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) have released an infographic to assist states and...
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OKLAHOMA: Oklahoma Suicides Climb to Highest Point since 2006

October 15, 2021
Oklahoma Watch Recent data show the number of suicide deaths in Oklahoma increased last year. The number in 2020 was...
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Systematic Review of Suicide Prevention Strategies

October 15, 2021
Researchers performed a systematic review of studies published around the world between September 2005 and December 2019 to identify evidence-based,...
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SAMHSA Awards Grants to Strengthen Community Mental Health

October 01, 2021
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded $825 million in grant funding to community mental health centers to...
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Stories of Effective Suicide Prevention in Rural Communities

October 01, 2021
Education Development Center (EDC) has published a new blog post, “Stories of Effective Suicide Prevention in Rural Communities.” It describes...
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The “Double Closet:” Why Some Bisexual People Struggle with Mental Health

October 01, 2021
The New York Times Bisexual people may experience more mental health challenges than their peers. A 2017 meta-analysis found bisexual participants had...
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Suicide Mortality in the U.S., 1999–2019

October 01, 2021
A study looked at trends in suicide mortality from 1999 to 2019, using data from the National Vital Statistics System...
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How to Be There

September 17, 2021
In honor of Suicide Prevention Month, we asked members of SPRC’s Lived Experience Advisory Committee about their experiences with the power of human connection....
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A Life Promotion Toolkit by Indigenous Youth

September 10, 2021
The Thunderbird Partnership Foundation has released Strengthening Our Connections to Promote Life: A Life Promotion Toolkit by Indigenous Youth. The toolkit is a...
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Webinar: Maximizing Therapeutic Alliance

September 10, 2021
The Northwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (Northwest MHTTC) is hosting a webinar on maximizing therapeutic alliance in suicide risk assessment, management, and treatment....
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National Latino Behavioral Health Virtual Conference

September 10, 2021
The National Hispanic and Latino Addiction, Prevention, and Mental Health Technology Transfer Centers are hosting the National Latino Behavioral Health Virtual Conference. The event will...
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SAMHSA Awards Grants to Strengthen Youth Mental Health

September 10, 2021
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded $74.2 million in grant funding to strengthen youth mental health....
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For Some U.S. Muslims, Raw Talk on Suicide, Mental Health

September 10, 2021
AP News Mental health experts and faith leaders are working together to prevent suicide in Muslim communities. According to Rania...
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Changes in Suicide Rates, 2018–2019

September 10, 2021
A study found the overall suicide rate in the U.S. declined for the first time in more than a decade....
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New Resource: Mental Health Media Guide

September 10, 2021
A coalition of mental health experts and entertainment industry leaders recently released the Mental Health Media Guide, a resource to help content creators...
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Suicide Prevention Month: Ideas for Action

September 10, 2021
This September, take action to prevent suicide in your community. Learn about the history of suicide prevention in the U.S., share the steps for helping those...
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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

September 03, 2021
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Veteran Suicide Prevention is accepting applications for a postdoctoral research fellow. The fellowship...
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Suicide Prevention Recommendations Based on Child Death Review

September 03, 2021
The National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention (National CFRP) has released Suicide Prevention Recommendations Based on Child Death Review, which explores...
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The Clinician’s Suicide Prevention Summit

September 03, 2021
PESI, Inc., is hosting The Clinician’s Suicide Prevention Summit, which will focus on treatment strategies to inspire hope and save lives....
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AFSP Facebook Live Event

September 03, 2021
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is hosting a Facebook Live event in honor of World Suicide Prevention Awareness Day on...
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SAMHSA Awards Emergency Response for Suicide Prevention Grants

September 03, 2021
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded $17.8 million in grant funding to help communities prevent suicide during...
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CONNECTICUT: Meet Gizmo, the Therapy Dog behind a New, National Mental Health Curriculum for Kids

September 03, 2021
TODAY An upstream suicide prevention curriculum is expanding across Connecticut schools. Featuring a therapy dog named Gizmo, the curriculum teaches elementary...
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Supporting Mental Well-Being for Students of Color

September 03, 2021
Inside Higher Ed News Results of a pilot program show how campuses can support the mental health of students of...
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Why a Focus on Mental Health Is Essential for Students Returning to School in the Fall, Experts Say

September 03, 2021
ABC News School districts across the country are increasing support for student mental health this fall. To help students cope...
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Suicide Prevention Resources for Schools

September 03, 2021
As students head back to school, help put suicide prevention on the agenda for the new academic year by using and...
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#BeThere Twitter Chat

August 06, 2021
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) is hosting a Twitter chat to kick off Suicide Prevention Month. The chat...
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Decolonizing Mental Health

August 06, 2021
PBS has released Decolonizing Mental Health, a digital series that aims to dismantle racism in mental health care and redress the ways...
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Lived Experience Leadership and Peer Support Services

August 06, 2021
SPRC is leading a webinar on lived experience leadership and peer support services. Presenters will discuss how system-wide integration of...
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Suicide Prevention Month: Ideas for Action

August 06, 2021
Looking for ways to observe Suicide Prevention Month? This two-page resource offers information to help anyone, anywhere get involved. In September, we...
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We Wish to Call You by Your Name

August 06, 2021
Stories about missing children have been told by families for generations. If you are not familiar with the federal government’s...
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Effective Suicide Prevention for Rural Communities

July 23, 2021
Education Development Center (EDC) has published the article, “Effective Suicide Prevention for Rural Communities.” It describes how SPRC’s Effective Suicide Prevention...
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NEW YORK: How a Hospital and a School District Teamed Up to Help Kids in Emotional Crisis

July 23, 2021
NPR A school-hospital partnership in Long Island may be a model for connecting kids with mental health care. In response...
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Sharp Uptick Seen in Suspected Suicide Attempts among Teenage Girls: CDC

July 23, 2021
ABC News According to a recent analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suspected suicide attempts increased among teen girls...
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Building a New Model for Suicide Prevention

July 16, 2021
Education Development Center (EDC) has published the article “Building a New Model for Suicide Prevention” highlighting the Colorado National Collaborative,...
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A Call for Collaboration: Community-Based Participatory Research

July 16, 2021
Learn how integrating lived experience in evidence-based practices can profoundly increase their impact.
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SAMHSA Awards Suicide Prevention Funding to 33 Colleges

July 16, 2021
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded $3.3 million in suicide prevention funding to 33 colleges and universities. The...
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WHO Releases Latest Suicide Data and Prevention Guide

July 16, 2021
The World Health Organization (WHO) has released Suicide Worldwide in 2019: Global Health Estimates with the latest global data on suicide, and LIVE...
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AMA Adopts Policy to Address Youth Suicide

July 16, 2021
The American Medical Association (AMA) has adopted a policy to address increased youth suicide. The adopted policy outlines risk and protective factors...
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Mental Health Among Parents and Unpaid Caregivers during COVID-19

July 16, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a report on mental health among parents of children and unpaid caregivers...
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Global Suicide Trends during the COVID-19 Pandemic

July 03, 2021
Data from previous epidemics suggest suicide rates may initially appear to decrease during epidemics but may increase thereafter. Based on...
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Suicide Prevention Fact Sheet: Means of Suicide

June 25, 2021
The Children’s Safety Now Alliance (CSNA) has released a fact sheet on means of suicide, developed to help guide prevention efforts to...
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Webinar Series: Meeting the Mental Health Needs of the Unemployed

June 25, 2021
The American Psychological Association (APA) and National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) have posted an archive of a two-part webinar series on...
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NIMH Notice of Special Interest: Research on Mental Health and Unemployment

June 25, 2021
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) have released a Notice of Special Interest for...
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Promoting Mental Well-Being in a Post-Pandemic World

June 25, 2021
The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) has published the blog post “Promoting Mental Well-Being in a Post-Pandemic...
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News App for Suicide Reporting

June 25, 2021
Cisco and Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) have launched the News App for Suicide Reporting, an online tool to help journalists...
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PENNSYLVANIA: Free Therapy Program for Black Men Ramps Up Amid Pandemic-Era Stressors

June 25, 2021
WHYY A Philadelphia nonprofit is providing free therapy to Black men. Initially a campaign to reduce mental health stigma, the...
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Emergency Department Visits for Suicide Attempts during COVID-19

June 25, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a report on emergency department visits for suspected suicide attempts among youth...
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Adolescent Suicide Prevention and Medical Settings

June 25, 2021
SPRC is leading a webinar on preventing adolescent suicide in medical settings. Presenters will discuss effective suicide prevention practices for...
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The Power of Listening

June 25, 2021
In honor of Pride Month, we had the pleasure of speaking with Sam Brinton about LGBTQ youth mental health and...
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EDC Job Opening: Director of State and Community Initiatives

May 28, 2021
EDC is hiring a full-time director of state and community initiatives to lead our SPRC’s work building state and local suicide prevention...