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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau has released Critical Crossroads: Pediatric Mental Health Care...

People living with serious mental illness (SMI) are at higher risk of dying by suicide, yet there is little research about unique considerations or interventions for treating suicidal thoughts and...

American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations are at higher risk for suicide than other ethnic and racial groups, with youth and young adults being particularly at risk. Studies have found...

Universal Health Services, Inc., Behavioral Health Division has shared a detailed suicide care management plan template for inpatient hospital settings.

Hopewell Health Centers has shared sample caring contact cards that they send to their clients. Each includes a graphic and a caring message.

SPRC developed this toolkit to assist organizations and agencies leading suicide prevention programs in their communities with recruiting and engaging individuals with lived experience. It may...

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) created a Clinical Pathway for Children and Adolescents At Risk for Suicide in Outpatient Behavioral Health Care as a guide for staff on how to...

The Utah Zero Suicide Learning Collaborative has put together a Safe Care Transition for Suicide Prevention toolkit aimed at addressing the lack of support too many individuals experience when...

Netcare has shared eight examples of the non-demand caring contact work done at their organization. The PDF also includes several ideas and considerations for making non-demand caring contacts...

In 2001, Henry Ford Behavioral Health was the first to pioneer and conceptualize “zero suicides” as a goal, and develop a care pathway to assess and modify suicide risk for patients with...

This success story details how the National Alliance on Mental Illness New Hampshire (NAMI NH) and New Hampshire Hospital established a care transitions program for youth inpatients. Aiming...

The ZEST toolkit is intended to provide guidance and support to community behavioral health centers in Texas to implement the zero suicide framework. The toolkit outlines goals for each core...

In 2019, the Rotterdam International Declaration for Zero Suicide Healthcare was published. This video is a complement to the document, which can be found at: ...

The Utah Department of Human Services has shared sample caring contact cards that they send to their clients. Each includes a graphic and a caring message. 

The Joint Commission has released a new compendium of Suicide Prevention resources, Zero Suicide among them, to support the implementation of National Patient Safety Goals 15.01.01, revised...

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