Sustaining Zero Suicide Momentum
Whether you call it burnout, compassion fatigue, or stress, the majority of those who work in health and behavioral healthcare are feeling overwhelmed. Throughout Suicide Care Insights: Stories & Tips to Cultivate Your Implementation, you heard from real healthcare workers. A grieving provider who demanded better from her system. A career nurse surprised by her enthusiasm for telehealth. Interwoven, you also heard the voices of suicide loss survivors and lived experience experts.
There is no quick fix for healthcare systems that struggle to care for workers. With this series, we hoped to unearth some guiding principles that have helped Zero Suicide implementers like you. The three stories you heard offer a window into the lives of healthcare providers and patients who have been affected by suicide. The articles offer tips we hope you'll find useful and impactful in your own organization, whether you're on your first day of Zero Suicide implementation or your tenth year.
Dedication to Safe Suicide Care
We are all trying to help people–our patients, our coworkers– get through stressful times. Cultivating an organizational culture that supports everyone within it is possible. Whether you are managing a hospital, supervising a small team of healthcare workers, or doing your best as a provider, by championing safe suicide care in a just culture environment, you can make a difference in people's lives–and your own.
We would like to express our appreciation to Johnson & Johnson–Janssen for its generous support of this project. Thank you to the Zero Suicide Institute staff and faculty who lent their experience and expertise to Suicide Care Insights: Stories & Tips to Cultivate Your Implementation. We appreciate your time, energy, and vulnerability very much.
Thank you to everyone across the U.S. and around the world who has dedicated time, energy, and resources to implementing and championing the Zero Suicide framework for safe suicide care. We couldn't do this work without you.
If you would like to share this series within your systems or communities, please use the short link go.edc.org/zsinsights and #SuicideCareInsights.