Person-Centered Care

Speaker:  John Draper, PhD

“We need to bring care to people in the way that they want it.”

What if we could save lives…and save money? The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, with its network of over 150 crisis centers across the country and its volume of over a million calls per year, is succeeding in doing just that. Dr. John Draper, Director of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, challenges traditional ideas about what the “best care” for people at risk of suicide is. And he champions a transformative one: “The best way to keep individuals safe is to empower them to want to keep themselves safe.” In this compelling talk, he explains how.

Settings:  Outpatient Mental Health, Crisis Centers/Services
Strategies:  Effective Care/Treatment, Health Systems Change, Respond to Crisis