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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...

From beyond blue in Australia, the sample booklet Guiding their way back: a resource for people who are supporting someone after a suicide attempt is intended for providers to give to...

The Chickasaw Nation has shared sample caring contact cards that include a message in the Chickasaw language. Youth and adult examples are included.

NowMattersNow.org has created a template for Caring Contacts that includes a printable card redirecting recipients to the resources on their website...

Bloomington Meadows Hospital of Indiana sends out handwritten care cards to patients after discharge. The care cards, like the two examples here, are created by receptionists,...

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...

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.

Centerstone of Tennessee developed this Memorandum of Understanding with emergency departments to enhance follow-up services for clients.

Centerstone of Tennessee developed this caring letter—in English and Spanish—with the help of Leah Harris. It is designed to be sent after other follow-up procedures (e.g., clinicians or...

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