Dr. Joseph Simonetti, MD, MPH, physician and suicide prevention researcher talks with the Rocky Mountain MIRECC for VA Suicide Prevention about the disproportionate role that firearms take in Veteran suicides. The conversation explores the benefits of temporary storage of firearms and dispels common misconceptions of firearm safety in the context of collaborative mental health care. Follow the link to listen to the podcast and to find supporting resources on lethal means safety for Veterans at risk for suicide.
A multi-source collection of readings, tools, videos, and webinars to help you understand and implement Zero Suicide.
Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Suicide Prevention has released its second trilogy of Zero Suicide-related podcasts. These podcasts originated at the Bridging the Divide conference last May in Denver.
Why and How Now Matters Now with Ursula Whiteside PhD
At the Bridging the Divide Conference we chatted with Ursula Whiteside (apologies to Ursula on my little faux pas) and she told us why Now Matters Now and how caring messages can go such a long, long way. http://traffic.libsyn.com/denvermirecc/podcast_ursala_whiteside.mp3
An Agency's Approach to Zero Suicide with Richard T. McKeon PhD, MPH
From the 2017 Bridging the Divide Conference we had a short conversation with Richard T. McKeon, Ph.D., M.P.H., Chief of the Suicide Prevention Branch for SAMHSA. http://traffic.libsyn.com/denvermirecc/podcast_richard_mckeon.mp3
A State's Approach to Zero Suicide with Sarah Brummett MA, JD
Sarah Brummett is the Director of the Office of Suicide Prevention for the State of Colorado. Sarah discusses how the Zero Suicide system approach looks when applied to a whole state. It is amazing. http://traffic.libsyn.com/denvermirecc/podcast_sarah_brummett.mp3
This Joint Commission special report offers recommendations from a panel of experts regarding environmental hazards for providers and surveyors and what constitutes adequate safeguards to prevent suicide in inpatient hospital and emergency department settings.
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.
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.
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.
A concise explainer of the research base for the Improve element of the Zero Suicide approach.
A concise explainer of the research base for the Transition element of the Zero Suicide approach.
A concise explainer of the research base for the Treat element of the Zero Suicide approach.
A concise explainer of the research base for the Engage element of the Zero Suicide approach, focusing on safety planning.
A concise explainer of the research base for the Engage element of the Zero Suicide approach, focusing on access to lethal means.
A concise explainer of the research base for the Engage element of the Zero Suicide approach.
A concise explainer of the research base for the Identify element of the Zero Suicide approach.
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