A multi-source collection of readings, tools, videos, and webinars to help you understand and implement Zero Suicide.

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Transition | Web

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.

Identify | Web

Becky Stoll, Vice President for Crisis and Disaster Management at Centerstone, underscores the need to screen every patient for suicide risk.

Lead | PDF

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.

Lead | PDF

Wondering how to get started with Zero Suicide in your organization? This quick guide outlines ten steps to getting started.

Train | PDF

This document lists suicide care training programs appropriate for clinical and non-clinical staff at health and behavioral health care agencies.

Improve | Web

Coffey, M. J., Coffey, C. E., & Ahmedani, B. K. (2015). Suicide in a Health Maintenance Organization Population. JAMA psychiatry.

Treat | Web

Linehan, M. M. (2014). DBT® skills training manual. Guilford Publications.

Treat | Web

Rudd, M., Mandrusiak, M., & Joiner, T.E., Jr. (2006). The case against no-suicide contracts: The commitment to treatment statement as a practice alternative. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 62(2), 243-251.

Treat | Web

This document provides recommendations for the assessment, treatment, and risk management of patients with suicidal behaviors. A Quick Reference Guide is also available at

Treat | Web

Jobes, D. A. (2006). Managing suicidal risk: A collaborative approach. Guilford Press.

Treat | Web

Wenzel, A., Brown, G. K., & Beck, A. T. (2009). Cognitive therapy for suicidal patients: Scientific and clinical applications. American Psychological Association.

Treat | Web

Developed by the Suicide Prevention Center at Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, this manual guides individuals and organizations in developing and implementing an attempt survivors’ support group. The group provides an opportunity for its participants to connect with peers who share similar experiences and includes an emphasis on tools and skills (e.g., coping skills through safety planning) that can help members stay safe from a future suicide attempt.

Treat | Web

CAMS, the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality, is an evidence-based suicide-specific clinical intervention that has been shown through extensive research to effectively assess, treat and manage suicidal patients in a wide range of clinical settings. This three-hour online training for clinicians (CEUs available) is delivered by David A. Jobes, Ph.D., ABPP, developer of CAMS.

Treat | Web

Behavioral Tech, founded by Dr. Marsha Linehan, the developer of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), trains mental health care providers and treatment teams who work with complex and severely disordered populations to use compassionate, scientifically valid treatments and to implement and evaluate these treatments in their practice setting. 

Treat | Web

The Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a leading international source for training, therapy, and resources in CBT. Their Center for Training delivers workshops to a worldwide audience of mental health professionals, researchers, and educators.


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