Collaborative Safety Planning to Reduce Risk in Suicidal Patients: A Key Component of the Zero Suicide Model

August 11, 2017

News Type:  Weekly Spark, Weekly Spark Announcement

The Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention (ICRC-S) webinar on collaborative safety planning to reduce risk in suicidal patients is now available online. In this webinar, Adam Swanson, senior prevention specialist at SPRC, provided an overview of the Zero Suicide model and how safety planning contributes to it. Barbara Stanley, professor of medical psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, described the six components of the safety planning intervention and the evidence that supports it. Michael Cain, clinical director of Southwest Behavioral Health Center in Utah, discussed why the center chose to incorporate collaborative safety planning as part of clinical workflows, how it was implemented, and the challenges and successes it encountered.