Populations and Settings

Champions challenge and lead health and behavioral health care systems to improve the care provided for individuals at risk for suicide.

Populations and Settings

The Zero Suicide Framework is adaptable to a variety of unique populations and care settings, including the populations and settings below. Select one to learn how about tailored Zero Suicide work and access relevant readings and tools.


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Native American and Alaska Native

Suicide rates are up to three times higher among Indigenous Native American and Alaska Native people than among any other racial or ethnic group in the United States. Sovereignty...

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Military and Veterans

Suicide is an important problem affecting military service members and veterans. The military services include an Active Component (Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and Navy) and a...

Children & Youth

According to the CDC, suicide is now the second leading cause of death among youths aged 10-24...


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Inpatient Mental Health

Patients admitted into a hospital or clinic for at least one overnight stay are often experiencing a period of high risk for suicidal ideation. Patient safety and recovery can be...

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Emergency Department

Those admitted to emergency departments may be among the most high-risk for suicide. A multi-site study found that a bundle of prevention strategies such as suicide risk screening...

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Integrated Primary Care and Behavioral Health

At the center of the Zero Suicide framework is the need for primary health and behavioral health to work together to provide high-quality care for those at risk for suicide. While...

Substance Use Disorder Treatment

The vital role that substance use disorder treatment settings play in suicide prevention is becoming increasingly recognized. Suicide is a leading cause of death among people who...

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