Outcome Stories

Read about efforts to implement and measure the impact of the Zero Suicide framework.

January 31, 2020

St. Joseph’s Health Care London is a large academic health care organization serving London, Ontario, Canada and the surrounding region. They began implementing Zero Suicide in 2016. After assessing for organizational readiness and staff experience with providing care for patients at risk for suicide, they developed a comprehensive training plan and...

January 27, 2020

The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester (MHCGM) in New Hampshire is a private nonprofit system and Community Mental Health Center. With its mission of transforming the lives of individuals, families, and the community, it has provided an evidence-based, comprehensive system of behavioral health care to the greater Manchester community for over 60...

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January 27, 2020

The Betty Hardwick Center started its Zero Suicide implementation in 2017. Our primary focus was engagement in treatment after a crisis event, reduction in psychiatric inpatient hospital admissions and readmissions, and reduction in deaths caused by suicide in our client population. Key Outcomes include: developed a Pathway to Care track for those clients...

January 23, 2020

UMass Memorial Health Care system (UMMHC) has been implementing the Zero Suicide framework in a stepped approach since 2016. The effort was precipitated by a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to study Zero Suicide implementation across a large health care system.

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January 22, 2020

In 2013 and 2014, Aspire Indiana identified an increase in the number and percentage of people in our communities dying by suicide by measuring the number of coroner reports stating a cause of death by suicide and comparing it to the number of all causes of death for people we serve. To address that trend, we decided to implement a Zero Suicide initiative....

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January 22, 2020

Inspired by the momentum of Zero Suicide in the field of health and behavioral health care, in 2013, Sweetser leadership—for the first time—added the goal to eliminate suicide among its clients as part of its strategic plan, where it remains a focus to this day. Over the past year, Sweetser’s work of training clinicians has grown to include clinicians...

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January 22, 2020

Focused systems-wide suicide prevention efforts began at Kaiser Permanente (KP) in 2014, but gained traction in 2016 with KP’s growing awareness of the Zero Suicide framework and an interest in the significant outcomes demonstrated by other organizations in the health care industry. As one of the country’s largest integrated health care systems,...


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