ZEST toolkit for suicide safer care centers

Date: 2015
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)

Information

Type:  Toolkit
Author:  Texas Department of State Health Services
Publisher:  Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health
State:  Texas

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The ZEST toolkit is intended to provide guidance and support to community behavioral health centers in Texas to implement the zero suicide framework. The toolkit outlines goals for each core component and provides tools and resources to guide implementation activities. The toolkit remains under development and additional tools and resources will be added as they are developed. Please note, the ZEST toolkit does not reflect all possible suicide safe care best practices, but rather incorporates the goals identified for DSHS-funded mental health providers.

Settings:  Health Care, Behavioral Health Care
About Suicide:  Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior
Planning and Implementing:  Overview of Suicide Prevention, Cultural Competence, Partnerships and Coalitions, Policy and Legislation, Education and Training, Communications and Outreach
Strategies:  Overview of Strategies, Identify and Assist, Screening and Assessment, Effective Care/Treatment, Treatment, Safety Planning, Health Systems Change, Care Transitions/Linkages, Respond to Crisis, Postvention