How to use the Zero Suicide Toolkit?

Zero Suicide operationalizes the core components necessary for health care systems to transform suicide care into seven elements.

Navigate the Zero Suicide Toolkit by clicking on an element below. Within each element section, find a description of what each element is, why it is necessary to Zero Suicide implementation, a summary of supporting research, and key readings and tools. Use the navigation bar that appears at the top of each element page to jump between sections.

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Zero Suicide Toolkit

The Toolkit uses research, tools, and videos to walk implementers through putting the Zero Suicide framework into practice.

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Lead
Lead
system-wide culture change committed to reducing suicides
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Train
Train
a competent, confident, and caring workforce.
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Identify
Identify
individuals with suicide risk via comprehensive screening and assessment
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Engage
Engage
all individuals at-risk of suicide using a suicide care management plan
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Treat
Treat
suicidal thoughts and behaviors using evidence-based treatments
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Transition
Transition
individuals through care with warm hand-offs and supportive contacts
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Improve
Improve
policies and procedures through continuous quality improvement