Resources

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

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Transition | Web
Abstract: Providing follow-up calls to patients after they leave the hospital is not only good clinical practice, but it can help with the bottom line. In this study, the authors estimated the return on investment (ROI) for every $1 spent calling patients with suicidal ideation or deliberate self-harm who had been discharged from a hospital or emergency department. The ROI for the calls ranged from $1.76 to $2.43—a significant return that the authors concluded “supports the business case for payers, particularly Medicaid, to invest in postdischarge follow-up calls."
Lead | Web

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.

Lead | Web

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.

Transition

This Joint Commission Sentinel Event Alert discusses the common miscommunications that can happen when a patient with suicidal ideation is transitioned between care teams as well as tips for higher quality hand-offs.

Improve | PDF

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

Transition | PDF

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

Treat | PDF

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

Engage | PDF

A concise explainer of the research base for the Engage element of the Zero Suicide approach, focusing on safety planning.

Engage | PDF

A concise explainer of the research base for the Engage element of the Zero Suicide approach, focusing on access to lethal means.

Engage | PDF

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

Identify | PDF

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

Train | PDF

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

Lead | PDF

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

Lead | Web

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.

Engage | Web

"Rocky Mountain Short Takes on Suicide Prevention: Talking to Patients about Firearm Safety" is a conversation about firearm safety between the host, Adam Hoffberg, and Emmy Betz, an emergency room physician at the University of Colorado Hospital. The conversation covers a range of topics regarding lethal means reduction. One of the highlights is a Colorado program called the Colorado Gun Shop Project, which is a collaboration with gun shop retailers, gun range owners, and firearm safety course instructors to promote suicide prevention. The podcast is twenty-six minutes long and can be found at the Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Veterans Affairs Suicide Prevention website.

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