Rocky Mountain Short Takes on Suicide Prevention


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In this podcast trilogy, Rocky Mountain Short host Adam Hoffberg interviews three key Zero Suicide champions who attended the 50th annual American Association of Suicidology conference.

Julie Goldstein Grumet, PhD, oversees the Zero Suicide Institute as the Director of Health and Behavioral Health Initiatives at the Suicide Prevention Resource Center. She discusses the foundation of Zero Suicide and offers strategic direction to improve the effectiveness of behavioral health, clinical care, and primary care providers in recognizing and responding to suicide emergencies.

Anthony Pisani, PhD, of the University of Rochester Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide, discusses his model for suicide safer care; prevention-oriented risk formulation; and the need for a common framework for assessing, communicating, and responding to suicide risk for clinicians, patients, and medical records.

Brian Ahmedani, PhD, LMSW, of the Henry Ford Health System Center for Health Services Research, discusses how the Zero Suicide initiative fits with the center’s investigation of ways to improve quality, efficiency, and equality in health care. He also discusses recent research findings on suicide prevention in health systems.

Created by the Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Veteran Suicide Prevention and shared with permission from MIRECC.

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