​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Zero Suicide Institute guides organizations through system-wide transformational change toward safer suicide care by providing a range of consultation and training.

What We Do

Health care organizations—from outpatient to inpatient, primary care to behavioral health, hospitals to states—want to provide individuals at-risk for suicide with optimal care. We know the process of making system-wide improvements can be complex and challenging.

We're here to help.

Organizations committed to safer suicide care seek out support from the Zero Suicide Institute when they are ready to map a path to success. We help organizations assess their capacity to launch and sustain complex systems changes and select the Zero Suicide, AMSR, or other consultation services that are right for them.

Our services help organizations learn about strategies to embed safer suicide care practices and offer solutions to commonly encountered obstacles. Organizations who partner with ZSI learn from our national Zero Suicide Faculty and authorized AMSR Trainers who have expertise in health care management, suicide prevention, and lived experience.

Through tools and resources, research and discussions, storytelling and role-plays, the Zero Suicide Institute provides implementers with the support and guidance they need to take on this difficult and rewarding work.

Who We Are

The Zero Suicide Institute developed out of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center of the Education Development Center (EDC).

From assistance with the comprehensive Zero Suicide approach to suicide prevention activities for specific settings, EDC has worked with numerous health and behavioral health care organizations looking to improve care for patients who are at risk for suicide.

EDC draws on over a decade of leadership in national suicide prevention.

Some projects include:

  • The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC), funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
  • The Injury Control Research Center for Suicidal Prevention (ICRC-S), funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • EDC also provides secretariat support for the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance).

National Reach

Map showing events in 46 states

The Zero Suicide Institute is leading the field in helping systems improve care for suicidal individuals.

As of early 2018, more than 400 organizations have adopted the Zero Suicide framework, including 23 state mental health authorities and over 30 tribes. We have trained over 50,000 clinicians in Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR).

We are a sought-after resource to health care leaders on research and grant opportunities that lead to safer care outcomes, to clinicians striving to provide effective treatment, as well as by technology companies to create meaningful products that fill gaps in training and care.