Suicide Prevention

Dec 15, 2022
AHA is shining a light on the real issue of holiday-season stress to aid health care workers who bear heavy burdens on the frontlines of patient care.
Dec 13, 2022
SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital developed a “Care for the Caregiver” initiative using proven methods to help health care workers.
Dec 13, 2022
Children’s Hospital Colorado: addressing holiday stress & its impact on health care workers who are stretched with COVID-19, RSV & the flu.
Dec 6, 2022
The EMS for Children Information and Improvement Center invites hospital and freestanding emergency department teams to participate in a 10-month pediatric suicide prevention collaborative beginning in February.
Nov 14, 2022
In recognition of National Rural Health Day Nov. 17, this first in a two-part series on rural behavioral health examines how a health system in rural Colorado collaborated with mental health providers, first responders and others in its community to address a spike in suicides.
Nov 14, 2022
Rural America is in crisis. A spike in suicides and deaths by substance abuse has strained communities already struggling with a lack of clinical and inpatient resources. But there is hope. Led by their local health systems, two rural communities in Colorado and North Carolina have rallied to meet…
Oct 7, 2022
The AHA is committed to helping hospitals and health systems support their people today, prepare them for tomorrow and build a pathway for the future.
Sep 28, 2022
AHA today released Suicide Prevention: Evidence-Informed Interventions for the Health Care Workforce, a resource to support hospitals’ and health systems’ efforts to prevent suicide in the health care workforce.  The report describes key drivers of suicide in the health care workforce and…
Sep 28, 2022
According to the CDC, firearms are used in approximately 50% of all suicides. In this podcast, Dr. Emmy Betz, a professor of emergency medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and director of the Firearm Injury Prevention Initiative joins Laura Castellanos, associate director,…
Sep 27, 2022
In an industry like health care, where employees are chronically exposed to stressful and even life-threatening experiences, proactively preventing suicide is paramount.