This two-page, printable PDF describes the Zero Suicide approach and provides a brief history of the initiative.
A multi-source collection of readings, tools, videos, and webinars to help you understand and implement Zero Suicide.
Brown, G. K., Ten Have, T., Henriques, G. R., Xie, S. X., Hollander, J. E., & Beck, A. T. (2005). Cognitive therapy for the prevention of suicide attempts: a randomized controlled trial. Jama, 294(5), 563-570.
These guidelines from Centerstone of Tennessee were developed to aid surviving family members, other clients, and staff in the event a Centerstone client dies by suicide.
These policies and procedures from Centerstone of Tennessee were developed to ensure weapons potentially suicidal and/or homicidal clients wish to relinquish are secured in a safe and appropriate manner.
This letter can be used and adapted to request that staff complete the Zero Suicide Workforce Survey. It should be sent from the chief executive officer, or someone else in a position of leadership, to all staff members.
Oordt, M. S., Jobes, D. A., Fonseca, V. P., & Schmidt, S. M. (2009). Training mental health professionals to assess and manage suicidal behavior: Can provider confidence and practice behaviors be altered?. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, 39(1), 21–32.
Schmitz, W. M., Jr, Allen, M. H., Feldman, B. N., Gutin, N. J., Jahn, D. R., Kleespies, P. M., . . . Simpson, S. (2012). Preventing suicide through improved training in suicide risk assessment and care: An American Association of Suicidology Task Force report addressing serious gaps in U.S. mental health training. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, 42(3), 292–304.
The New York State Office of Mental Health reviewed suicides occurring within the public mental health system over several years. This report aims to put New York State on a path toward systematically preventing suicide for people in care. It includes details of the review, a summary of findings, and a set of draft recommendations. Appendix 1 lists suicide prevention licensing standards for mental health programs in New York State.
Rudd , M., Cukrowicz, K. C., & Bryan, C. J. (2008). Core competencies in suicide risk assessment and management: Implications for supervision. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 2(4), 219–228.
Pisani , A. R., Cross, W. F., & Gould, M. S. (2011). The assessment and management of suicide risk: State of workshop education. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, 41(3), 255–276.
Cramer , R. J., Johnson, S. M., & McLaughlin, J. (2013). Suicide risk assessment training for psychology doctoral programs: Core competencies and a framework for training. Training and Educational in Professional Psychology, 7, 1–11.
The Joint Commission offers a Standards BoosterPak on Suicide Risk (NPSG.15.01.01) to Joint Commission accredited and certified organizations. BoosterPaks provide detailed information about a single topic area that has been associated with a high volume of inquiries or non-compliance scores in the health care field.
Hampton , T. (2010). Depression care effort brings dramatic drop in large HMO population’s suicide rate. JAMA, 303(19), 1903–1905.
Jobes , D. A., & Berman, A. L. (1993). Suicide and malpractice liability: Assessing and revising policies, procedures, and practice in outpatient settings. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 24(1), 91.
While , D., Bickley, H., Roscoe, A., Windfuhr, K., Rahman, S., Shaw, J., . . . Kapur, N. (2012). Implementation of mental health service recommendations in England and Wales and suicide rates, 1997–2006: A cross-sectional and before-and-after observational study. The Lancet, 379(9820), 1005–1012.
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