What is the Zero Suicide Academy™?
The Zero Suicide Academy™ is a two-day training for senior leaders of health and behavioral health care organizations that seek to dramatically reduce suicides among patients in their care. Using the Zero Suicide framework, participants learn how to incorporate best and promising practices into their organizations and processes to improve care and safety for individuals at risk. Zero Suicide faculty provide both interactive presentations and small group sessions, and collaborate with participants to develop organization-specific action plans. The Zero Suicide Academy is presented by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC).
“The Zero Suicide Academy grew out of a rising interest by health care organizations to learn how to provide better care for those at risk for suicide. The tools exist to improve care for those struggling with suicide, and there is evidence that a comprehensive approach works,” said Julie Goldstein Grumet, Director of Prevention and Practice at SPRC “Suicide is preventable, and health care systems need to embrace and work towards the aspirational goal of preventing ALL suicide deaths for patients in their care.”
Upcoming Zero Suicide Academies™
2015 Zero Suicide Academy™ for American Indian and Alaska Native Communities | December 2015
Thirteen Indian Health Service, tribal, and urban health and behavioral health care organizations have been chosen to attend the first Zero Suicide Academy for American Indian and Alaska Native Communities.
Previously Held Zero Suicide Academies™
2015 Zero Suicide Academy™ | June 2015
Twenty health and behavioral health care organizations were selected to attend the 2015 Zero Suicide Academy.
2014 Zero Suicide Academy™ | June 2014
Sixteen health and behavioral health care organizations were selected to attend the inaugural Zero Suicide Academy.