Find out what researchers and implementers are saying about how Zero Suicide can transform systems for safer care.

Is Zero Suicide Evidence-Based?

The evidence behind Zero Suicide is promising.

The Zero Suicide framework was constructed around evidence-based practices, which informed the seven core elements of safer suicide care. Since Zero Suicide was created in 2012, over a thousand systems nationally and around the world have begun implementation. Preliminary research is ongoing and systems continue to improve their fidelity to the framework.

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Evidence for Zero Suicide

The most thorough body of evidence for Zero Suicide is available right here.

The research articles, outcome stories, and evidence base collected below tell the story of how the Zero Suicide framework, when applied with fidelity, can transform suicide care system-wide. Each one is worth a read, but we have some recommendations to get you started.

Research Articles & Outcome Stories

The NIMH currently funds eight Zero Suicide research grants that serve to study and evaluate a variety of components related to the implementation of Zero Suicide within health care systems across the U.S. As evidence for the Zero Suicide framework comes in, we'll continue to update the information below and in the What's New section.

Research Articles

Expert researchers share questions and findings about the effectiveness of the Zero Suicide approach.

Outcome Stories

Systems describe their experience in implementing and measuring Zero Suicide approaches.

Evidence Base

The evidence behind each of the seven elements of Zero Suicide is based on evolving research.