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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Director's Corner

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...
Director's Corner

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...
Director's Corner

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....
Director's Corner

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...
Director's Corner

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.
Director's Corner

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...
Director's Corner

Restoring Connections and Transitioning toward Hope

May 28, 2021
As social beings who anchor our sense of self through our relationships and measure our life’s journey by the changes...
Director's Corner

Building a Suicide Prevention Infrastructure

April 30, 2021
Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show the national suicide rate decreased 2.1% between 2018...
Director's Corner

Child Abuse Prevention is Suicide Prevention

April 16, 2021
It is becoming more evident that preventing child maltreatment can help prevent suicide. During the COVID-19 pandemic, risk factors for...
Director's Corner

A Look Back at Director’s Corners in 2020

January 08, 2021
Black Lives Matter in Suicide Prevention Suicide Prevention in Schools: Strategies for COVID-19 A New Partnership for Suicide Prevention End-of-Year...