Zero Suicide

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The foundational belief of Zero Suicide is that suicide deaths for individuals under the care of health and behavioral health systems are preventable. For systems dedicated to improving patient safety, Zero Suicide presents an aspirational challenge and practical framework for system-wide transformation toward safer suicide care.

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Get Started with Zero Suicide

Like any continuous quality improvement initiative, Zero Suicide implementation is a long-term commitment. Get started by learning more about Zero Suicide, accessing the Quick Guide to Getting started, and joining the Zero Suicide community.

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Implementation Tools: Zero Suicide Implementation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Zero Suicide provides a practical framework to help support a system-wide focus on safer suicide care, even in these challenging times.

Videos and Podcasts: Lived Experience: Aftercare That Makes a Difference

Lived experience expert Diana Cortez-Yanez discusses transitions through care and the supportive contacts that helped her recover.

Videos and Podcasts: The Zero Suicide Healthcare Call to Action

In 2019, the Rotterdam International Declaration for Zero Suicide Healthcare was published.

The Zero Suicide Institute

The Zero Suicide Institute at EDC contracts with leadership teams ready to discover how Zero Suicide can transform their systems, collaborate with national experts and peers, and develop their own implementation plans. Services include the in-person Zero Suicide Academy® and virtual implementation support.

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SPRC and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention are able to make this web site available thanks to support from Universal Health Services (UHS), the Zero Suicide Institute at EDC, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) (grant 1 U79 SM0559945).

No official endorsement by SAMHSA, DHHS, or UHS for the information on this web site is intended or should be inferred.