Health care and lived experience experts talk about meaningful facets of quality care transitions.

Focusing on Care Transitions 

Hear how experts made patient-centered care transitions a priority. 

The Care Transitions Podcast Series highlights brief conversations with health care and lived experience experts across the United States. Each podcast focuses on a single facet of quality care transitions. Care Transitions is a rich and varied area of suicide prevention. Podcast topics cover a broad range of best practices, evidence-based strategies, innovations, practical examples, and the personal impact of care transitions. 

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Care Transitions Podcast Series

Check out the first podcast in the Care Transitions Podcast Series below. We encourage you to explore these podcasts and keep checking back to find more podcasts in the collection. To learn more about care transitions for individuals with suicide risk, visit

Podcast #1

Family Perspective on Care Transitions

Craig Kramer is Mental Health Ambassador and Chair, Global Campaign for Mental Health, in Neuroscience External Affairs at Janssen R&D, a Johnson & Johnson company and is an Executive Committee member of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. In this podcast, he shares his family journey with suicidality, the impact of Best Practices in Care Transitions, and encouragement for other families who may find themselves in similar circumstances.

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Podcast #2

Caring Contacts Innovation: Reaching Youth after Hospital Care

John Ackerman is a child clinical psychologist and the Suicide Prevention Coordinator for the Center for Suicide Prevention and Research (CPSR) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH). He serves on the Zero Suicide Implementation team and is involved in training on suicide screening and risk assessment in primary care and community settings.  In this podcast, he describes how Nationwide Children’s Hospital utilizes caring contacts with youth after a hospital stay for suicidality by sending messages consistent with how youth communicate – through text message memes.