Zero Suicide in Health and Behavioral Health Care

Speaker:  Michael Hogan, PhD

“It’s time to ask for health care to be made suicide safe.”

If you ask people what you should do to help a person who may be suicidal, most - if not all - would say that person should be referred to a health care professional or organization.  So it may come as a shock to learn that many professionals and organizations do not know what to do…or even consider it their responsibility to do anything.  In this provocative talk, Dr. Michael Hogan describes how the Zero Suicide approach aims to improve care and outcomes for individuals at risk of suicide in health care systems.

Settings:  Health Care, Primary Care, Emergency Departments, Behavioral Health Care, Outpatient Mental Health
Strategies:  Effective Care/Treatment, Health Systems Change