Zero Suicide Inland Northwest

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

What is Zero Suicide?

Zero Suicide is a commitment to suicide prevention in health and behavioral health care systems and also a specific set of tools and strategies. It is both a concept and a practice. Its core proposition is that suicide deaths for people under care are preventable and that the bold goal of zero suicides among persons receiving care is an aspirational challenge that health systems should accept.

—The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention

However, we want more for our communities. Our goal is zero suicide. We understand that this is a major undertaking, that this conference creates a beginning, an open door. It’s after the conference that the work will begin.

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