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WORKING TOWARDS ZERO SUICIDE IN HEALTH AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS
Safe Communities coordinates a Zero Suicide partnership that includes all area health care systems as well as community organizations with a role to play in suicide prevention.
The initiative is modeled after Henry Ford Health Care System’s program, which demonstrated an 80% reduction in suicide among health care plan members.
Zero Suicide is a key concept of the 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, a priority of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance), a project of Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC), and supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Safe Communities is not a counseling or crisis center and does not provide direct services. If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, please call or text the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988.
WOULD YOU RECOGNIZE SUICIDE RISK IF YOU SAW IT?
Behavioral health leaders from UW Health, SSM Health, UnityPoint Health, Journey Mental Health, Group Health Cooperative, Stoughton Hospital and the William S. Middleton VA Hospital meet every 6 weeks – 2 months to collaborate on implementation of Zero Suicide. In addition, each system launched an internal work team to advance Zero Suicide within their organizations.
September 14, 2017 Safe Communities hosted a Zero Suicide Conference featuring a panel discussion to explore the overlap between addiction and suicide. Recent data suggests that people with substance use disorders are about six times more likely to die by suicide than the general population. One panel member shared her experience with childhood trauma, heroin addiction, suicide attempts and how she came to find recovery.
Zero Suicide Collaborative Clinical Leaders and Organizational Partners
RESOURCES AND LINKS
Safe Communities is not a counseling or crisis center and does not provide direct services. If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, please call the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988.
For some reason, reacting to a suicide and making comments on it brings out the worst in some people. While only those who are either practiced or lucky seem to
RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE
Safe communities has complied a list of abbreviation definitions for finding the right treatment for you.
MAT: Medication for Addiction Treatment.
OP: Outpatient Treatment – person lives at home or in the community, attends. individual and group therapy, these can include or not include MAT.
IOP: Intensive Outpatient Treatment – person lives at home or in the community, attends individual and extended groups, 9-12 hours a week.
Residential: person lives at the facility for a period of at least 14 days, some last as many as 45 days.
PHP: Partial Hospitalization Program is a structured mental health treatment program that runs for several hours each day, three to five days per week.
DBT: Dialectical behavior therapy is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) that integrates mindfulness techniques.