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

What are the outcomes of Zero Suicide?

Case studies provide compelling insights.

Results from systems implementing Zero Suicide are rolling in. Reported benefits of using the Zero Suicide model have included a spectrum of care improvements including increases in quality of care and also longer-term outcomes such as reductions in suicide deaths, decreases in hospitalizations, and cost savings. Follow the path of systems like yours to learn how to shape your own Zero Suicide outcomes. Download a sharable one-pager about Zero Suicide Results here.




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Centura Health
Centura Health participated in a Zero Suicide Academy® in 2015, piloted the Zero Suicide initiative in 2018, and launched implementation across all its Colorado hospitals in 2019. Currently, in year four of implementation, Centura has used data on key process measures to continually refine its efforts.
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The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester
The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester (MHCGM) in New Hampshire is a private nonprofit system and Community Mental Health Center.
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The Betty Hardwick Center

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.

UMass Memorial Health Care System
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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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.

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Aspire Indiana

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.

Bronson Healthcare System

Bronson Healthcare system serves patients and families throughout southwest Michigan and northern Indiana by offering a full range of services from primary care to advanced critical care. In 2015, Bronson created a behavioral health department and, in 2016, was awarded a $160,000 grant from Priority Health to develop integrated behavioral health (IBH) teams and to implement Zero Suicide in all settings, starting with primary care.