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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Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente
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.
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Sweetser

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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St. Joseph’s Health Care London
St. Joseph’s Health Care London is a large academic health care organization serving London, Ontario, Canada and the surrounding region.
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Missouri Department of Mental Health
Missouri Department of Mental Health

The Missouri Department of Mental Health has provided leadership for Zero Suicide implementation in the state since 2014. It subsequently engaged each of the state’s community behavioral health centers (CBHC) in Zero Suicide by offering multiple consultation opportunities with Zero Suicide experts and by leading and developing a robust learning collaborative.

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Wellstone Regional Hospital
Wellstone Regional Hospital

Wellstone Regional Hospital serves multiple counties in Indiana and Kentucky and is part of the Universal Health Services (UHS) system which is the largest inpatient psychiatric hospital system in the United States. Since 2015, dozens of hospitals across the UHS system have implemented Zero Suicide.

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AtlantiCare A member of Geisinger
AtlantiCare Health System
AtlantiCare Health System started Zero Suicide implementation in 2015, driven by internal data indicating only 50% of individuals discharged from the inpatient psychiatric unit attended their first scheduled outpatient follow-up appointment. To address this, a new suicide prevention protocol consisting of a bundle of interventions was developed to improve patient engagement.
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Riveredge Hospital
Riveredge Hospital

Riveredge Hospital is the largest free-standing psychiatric facility in the state of Illinois and is part of the Universal Health Services (UHS) system which is the largest inpatient psychiatric hospital system in the United States. Since 2015 dozens of hospitals across the UHS system have implemented Zero Suicide.