Zero Suicide Toolkit


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Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
Education Development Center, Inc (EDC)

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The foundational belief of Zero Suicide is that suicide deaths for individuals under the care of health and behavioral health systems are preventable. For systems dedicated to improving patient safety, Zero Suicide presents an aspirational challenge and practical framework for system-wide transformation toward safer suicide care.

The Zero Suicide toolkit operationalizes the core components necessary for health care systems to transform suicide care into seven elements: Lead, Train, Identify, Engage, Treat, Transition, and Improve. Within each element section, users will 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.