The Zero Suicide Initiative: An Interview With Dr. Julie Goldstein Grumet

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reports that over 40,000 people die from suicide each year in the U.S., and the rate has been increasing over the last decade.1 Current research suggests that no single approach will reduce suicide among individuals receiving care by health care systems. Comprehensive, multi-component, system-wide approaches to suicide prevention have been shown to be effective in broad and diverse settings and likely are the keys to reducing suicide.

Zero Suicide is a systematic clinical program focused on error reduction. It is a bundling of specific, evidence-based interventions shown to reduce suicide behavior. During this podcast we’ll hear from Julie Goldstein Grumet, PhD, the director of health and behavioral health initiatives at the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, in Washington, D.C. Dr. Goldstein Grumet directs the Zero Suicide Institute at the nonprofit organization EDC, by leading the development and dissemination of implementation supports, resources, and consultation available to health care systems as they adopt the Zero Suicide framework.

This speaker was not compensated for their participation.

1. SAMHSA. (2015, October 29). Suicide Prevention. Retrieved May 2017 from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

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