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Henry Ford Zero Suicide Suicide Prevention Guidelines for Health Care Providers

In 2001, Henry Ford Behavioral Health was the first to pioneer and conceptualize “zero suicides” as a goal, and develop a care pathway to assess and modify suicide risk for patients with depression. This landmark approach led to zero suicides for 18 months in 2009-2010, and a statistically relevant decrease in suicide rates within Henry Ford from its inception. This innovative work was recognized with The Joint Commission’s Ernest Amory Codman Award and the American Psychological Association’s Gold Award. These guidelines, available for free from their website, represent what Henry Ford Behavioral Health has dubbed their "blueprint for success."