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

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In this interview from The Rural Monitor, Dr. Don Warne touches on some of the root causes of the health disparities affecting American Indian communities and the importance of focusing on culturally appropriate and intergenerational solutions.

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This Joint Commission Sentinel Event Alert describes how leaders can develop cultures of safety within organizations, including how to address system-wide flaws in care.

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A concise explainer of the research base for the Lead element of the Zero Suicide approach.

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In this podcast trilogy, Rocky Mountain Short host Adam Hoffberg interviews three key Zero Suicide Champions who attended the 50th annual American Association of Suicidology conference. 

In "An Introduction to the Zero Suicide Initiative," Julie Goldstein-Grumet, who oversees the Zero Suicide Institute in her role as the Director of Health and Behavioral Health Initiatives at the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, discusses the foundation of Zero Suicide. She offers strategic direction to improve the effectiveness of behavioral health, clinical care, and primary care providers to recognize and respond to suicide emergencies.

Anthony Pisani of the University of Rochester Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide discusses his model for suicide safer care, prevention-oriented risk formulation, and the need for a common framework for assessing, communicating, and responding to suicide risk for clinicians, patients, and the medical record in "A New Take on Zero Suicide and Risk Formulation."

Speaking from the Henry For Health System Center for Health Services Research, Brian Ahmandani discusses how the Zero Suicide initiative fits with the Center's investigation of ways to improve the quality, efficiency, and equality of health care. "Suicide Prevention in Health Systems" also discusses recent research findings on suicide preventions in health systems.

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In this podcast, Jonathan B. Singer, Ph.D., LCSW interviews David W. Covington, LPC, MBA regarding the importance of healthcare systems adopting and implementing Zero Suicide initiatives.

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Copyrighted and published by Project HOPE/Health Affairs as: Michael F. Hogan and Julie Goldstein Grumet “Suicide Prevention: An Emerging Priority For Health Care” Health Affairs (Millwood) 2016, Vol. 35, No. 6, 1084-1090. The published article is archived and available online at www.healthaffairs.org.

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Stefan, S. (2016). Rational Suicide, Irrational Laws: Examining Current Approaches to Suicide in Policy and Law. Oxford University Press.

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This two-page, printable PDF describes the Zero Suicide approach and provides a brief history of the initiative.

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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.

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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.

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Hampton , T. (2010). Depression care effort brings dramatic drop in large HMO population’s suicide rate. JAMA, 303(19), 1903–1905.

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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.

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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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This guide from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence aims to improve patient care by giving practical advice on how to encourage healthcare professionals and managers to change their practice in line with the latest guidance.

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Chassin , M. R., & Loeb, J. M. (2013). High‐reliability health care: Getting there from here. Milbank Quarterly, 91(3), 459–490.

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