Centerstone recently received the Zero Suicide Pioneer Award from the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network and the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.
A priority of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, the Zero Suicide Initiative is a commitment to suicide prevention in health and behavioral health care systems. The Zero Suicide Pioneer honor recognizes Centerstone’s successful implementation of all seven facets of the initiative:
Lead — Create a leadership-driven, safety-oriented culture committed to dramatically reducing suicide among people under care.
Train — Develop a competent, confident and caring workforce.
Identify — Systematically identify and assess suicide risk among people receiving care.
Engage — Ensure every individual has a pathway to care that is both timely and adequate to meet his or her needs. Include collaborative safety planning and restriction of lethal means.
Treat — Use effective, evidence-based treatments that directly target suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
Transition — Provide continuous contact and support, especially after acute care.
Improve — Apply a data-driven quality improvement approach to inform system changes that will lead to improved patient outcomes and better care for those at risk.
“It’s rewarding to engage in work at Centerstone that truly saves lives,” said Becky Stoll, Vice President for Crisis and Disaster Management. “This award reflects on a job well done across our entire organization.”