Zero Suicide Resources

National Resources

From the Suicide Prevention and Resource Center and the Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention.*

The Zero Suicide Toolkit offers many resources and tools to support the implementation of Zero Suicide.

Additional Suicide Related Risk Assessments

Clinician Loss

Emergency Departments


  • INPATIENT Organizational Self-study  – SPRC has announced a NEW – INPATIENT Organizational Self-study (OSS) designed for organizations with a primary focus on inpatient health and behavioral health care settings.  These may include more intensive levels of care such as partial hospitalization or intensive outpatient programs if those are managed under an inpatient organizational structure. This new tool was developed in partnership with UHS (Universal Health Services).
  • Best Practices in Care Transitions for Individuals with Suicide Risk: Inpatient Care to Outpatient Care.  – The transition from inpatient to outpatient behavioral health care is a critical time for patients with a history of suicide risk. These best practices have been developed to help health systems and providers close these gaps in care.

Lethal Means Restriction

News Stories

Primary Care

Safety Planning Resources

  • Safety Plan Template – Barbara Stanley, Ph.D. and Gregory K. Brown, Ph.D., developed the Safety Planning Intervention, and provide this template for clinicians.
  • VA Safety Plan Quick Guide for Clinicians – This safety planning quick guide was created by the Department of Veterans Affairs and offers a small brochure outlining the steps.

Screening and Assessment Resources

These research-proven tools are strongly recommended in the Zero Suicide Framework for screening all patients and clients. The best practice is universal screening of every patient at every visit.