Resources

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

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Transition | PDF

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, signed by the staff, and sent in an envelope for privacy. 

Train | PDF

The Institute for Family Health makes it a policy to provide all staff in their Psychosocial Services Department with training on suicide prevention. This document provides examples of IFH's regularly-offered trainings and the trainings required for each institutional role.

Transition | PDF

Community Counseling Center of Missouri invites clients to design caring contact cards through on-going contests. This collaboration with clients is designed to demonstrate provider care and reaffirm that lived experience matters to the Center. 

Engage | PDF

This document outlines the standard operating procedure for suicide risk assessment at Centerstone of Tennessee. The document supports Centerstone's policy that all individuals be screened for suicide risk at every service contact during the course of treatment.

Engage | PDF

The Institute for Family Health created a Managing Suicidality: Clinical Pathways in Primary and Behavioral Health Care resource to guide staff through their organization's approach to identification and response. 

Transition | PDF

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 others trained to do follow-up calls have reached out) have not been successful in reaching an individual who has been under your care.

Train | PDF

This is a sample Zero Suicide Workforce Survey results report with randomly generated responses. You can use this as a guide to help you plan your survey analysis and communication about your survey results with staff.

Train | PDF

This resource was designed to help you administer the Workforce Survey by answering some frequently asked questions.

Train | PDF

The Zero Suicide Workforce Survey is the ideal tool to use to assess staff knowledge, practices, and confidence.

Train | Web
Training Workshops | Web

Emergency departments (EDs) play an important role in suicide prevention. The self-paced online course, Preventing Suicide in Emergency Department Patients, teaches healthcare professionals who work in an ED how to conduct screening, assessment, and brief interventions, such as safety planning and lethal means counseling. It also addresses patient-centered care for patients with suicide risk, patient safety during the ED visit, and incorporating suicide prevention into discharge planning. This course was created by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center at EDC, Inc. with funding from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Transition | PDF

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

Engage | Web

This manual is intended to make motivational interviewing easy to learn and use in practice with Native American clients. This client-centered counseling approach provides strategies to enhance an individual’s capacity to change, use communication skills to decrease resistance, and developing a commitment to change.

Improve | PDF

This worksheet is intended to assist health and behavioral health care organizations in developing a data-driven, quality improvement approach to suicide care. The worksheet (1) reflects the top areas of measurement that behavioral health care organizations should strive for to maintain fidelity to a comprehensive suicide care model; and (2) includes a list of supplemental measures that organizations may want to consider. The Data Elements Worksheet should be completed every three months, and an evaluation team should use the findings to determine areas for improvement.

Lead | PPT

Can Suicide Be a Never Event? is a short PowerPoint presentation with speaking points that Zero Suicide champions can customize to present to any audience—organization CEOs, board of directors, senior management, or staff.

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