Ahmedani, B. K., & Vannoy, S. (2014). National pathways for suicide prevention and health services research. American journal of preventive medicine, 47(3), S222-S228.
A multi-source collection of readings, tools, videos, and webinars to help you understand and implement Zero Suicide.
Comtois, K. A., Jobes, D. A., S O'Connor, S., Atkins, D. C., Janis, K., E Chessen, C., ... & Yuodelis‐Flores, C. (2011). Collaborative assessment and management of suicidality (CAMS): feasibility trial for next‐day appointment services. Depression and Anxiety, 28(11), 963-972.
Stanley, B., Brown, G., Brent, D. A., Wells, K., Poling, K., Curry, J., ... & Hughes, J. (2009). Cognitive-behavioral therapy for suicide prevention (CBT-SP): treatment model, feasibility, and acceptability. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 48(10), 1005-1013.
Berrouiguet, S., Gravey, M., Le Galudec, M., Alavi, Z., & Walter, M. (2014). Post-acute crisis text messaging outreach for suicide prevention: A pilot study. Psychiatry research, 217(3), 154-157.
Following SAMHSA-funded evaluations that indicated the need for more consistent, uniform suicide risk assessment practices for crisis call centers, Lifeline assembled its Standards, Training & Practices Subcommittee (STPS). STPS developed evidence-informed Suicide Risk Assessment Standards and the Lifeline adopted these standards as policy, and verified full network membership adherence with these standards. The Suicide Risk Assessment Standards focus on four core principles: Suicidal Desire, Suicidal Capability, Suicidal Intent and Buffers along with the subcomponents for each.
These worksheets from the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions can help clinic managers, integrated care project directors, and billing/coding staff at community mental health centers and community health centers identify the available current procedural terminology codes they can use in their state to bill for services related to integrated primary and behavioral health care.
This free, online training from the New York State Office of Mental Health and Columbia University describes what structured follow-up and monitoring is and how it can help suicidal individuals. Participants learn the typical three step procedure for conducting a structured follow-up. Behavioral healthcare practitioners in New York State working in non-profit settings can receive a certificate of completion by completing the training through the Center for Practice Innovations (CPI) Learning Community. Practitioners outside of New York State are not eligible to receive a certificate of completion.
Luxton, D. D., June, J. D., & Comtois, K. A. (2013). Can postdischarge follow-up contacts prevent suicide and suicidal behavior? A review of the evidence. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 34(1), 32.
This comprehensive report authored by David Knesper, M.D., Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan, offers recommendations for the ongoing care of patients at risk for suicide who have been treated in emergency departments and hospitals. It includes ten principles for improved continuity of care, and provides real-world examples of seven integrated systems of care in the U.S. and Europe. Other key recommendations for practice and research address: targeting high-risk individuals; improving education and training for suicide risk assessment; responding to patients who have become disengaged from treatment; coordinating care; and improving infrastructure to provide continuity of care.
Becky Stoll, Vice President for Crisis and Disaster Management at Centerstone, underscores the need to screen every patient for suicide risk.
The Zero Suicide Organizational Self-Study is designed to allow your organization to assess what elements of suicide safer care it currently has in place. It should be used early in the launch of a Zero Suicide initiative by a full implementation team to assess organizational strengths and weaknesses prior to developing a work plan.
Wondering how to get started with Zero Suicide in your organization? This quick guide outlines ten steps to getting started.
This document lists suicide care training programs appropriate for clinical and non-clinical staff at health and behavioral health care agencies.
Coffey, M. J., Coffey, C. E., & Ahmedani, B. K. (2015). Suicide in a Health Maintenance Organization Population. JAMA psychiatry.
Linehan, M. M. (2014). DBT® skills training manual. Guilford Publications.
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