Study of Zero Suicide Says Practices Reduce Suicide Among Patients

"The Relationship Between Suicidal Behaviors and Zero Suicide Organizational Best Practices in Outpatient Mental Health Clinics" by Deborah M. Layman, et al. was recently published in Psychiatric Services in Advance. The study evaluated 110 outpatient mental health clinics implementing Zero Suicide practices and found that higher fidelity to practices associated with the model was associated with lower instances of suicidal behavior among patients under care.

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The findings and recommendations of the study are summarized in APA's Psych News Alert "'Zero Suicide' Practices at Mental Health Clinics Reduce Suicide Among Patients, Study Finds."

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