Beginning in October, 2020 ICSI is partnering with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) to bring training resources, implementation support, practical tips and networking with other suicide prevention and intervention champions across the state. In this monthly learning collaborative, teams will develop goals and objectives, and create an action plan for moving forward as part of a learning collaborative.
Based on the seven essential elements of the nationally acclaimed Zero Suicide Model, the new Zero Suicide Initiative will help design and nurture a less fragmented system to support patients at risk for suicide. This collaborative effort is free for ICSI Member organizations – and if you’re not a member, let’s talk.
The foundational belief of Zero Suicide is that suicide deaths for individuals under the care of health and behavioral health systems are preventable. The Zero Suicide Model aims to improve care and outcomes for individuals at risk of suicide seen in health care systems. It offers the Zero Suicide Toolkit, a collection of information, tools, resources, and activities for health and behavioral health care leaders and leadership teams to assist them in implementing the seven elements of Zero Suicide:
ICSI Members interested in participating in this initiative should contact Sarah Horst via email.