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.
  • Director’s Corner, a monthly column by SPRC leadership and guest authors.
  • From the Field, innovative activities being implemented in states, communities, healthcare organizations, and other settings.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...