Populations and Settings

Champions challenge and lead health and behavioral health care systems to improve the care provided for individuals at risk for suicide.

Integrated Primary Care and Behavioral Health

Doctor and patient

At the center of the Zero Suicide framework is the need for primary health and behavioral health to work together to provide high-quality care for those at risk for suicide. While behavioral health care providers in the best position to provide comprehensive care, primary care providers have more frequent opportunities to assess for suicide risk. 

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Screening for suicide risk is a recommended practice for primary care, hospital and emergency department care, behavioral health care, and crisis response intervention. Any...

NPSG.15.01.01 calls for the identification of individuals at risk for suicide. There are three elements of performance for this goal; they can be found on page four of this PDF...

Mike Hogan, Co-chair of the Zero Suicide Advisory Group, talks about applying the core concepts of the patient safety movement to prevent suicide.

The Ask Suicide-Screening Questions (ASQ) Toolkit is a free resource for medical settings (emergency department, inpatient medical/surgical units, outpatient clinics/...

SPRC and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention are able to make this web site available thanks to support from Universal Health Services (UHS) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) (grant 1 U79 SM0559945).

No official endorsement by SAMHSA, DHHS, or UHS for the information on this web site is intended or should be inferred.