Date & Time
Tuesday, August 2, 2022, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
327 Improving Suicide Prevention Outcomes

After the Cuyahoga County Jail experienced an increase in deaths by suicide and suicide attempts in 2018 and early 2019, MetroHealth initiated a series of changes that decreased the number of suicide attends by 88% in 2020. This presentation will explore what was done, including implementation of a comprehensive suicide prevention policy, increased access to mental/behavioral health care, increased variety of mental health services, early identification of at-risk individuals, enhanced education and training, suicide screening tools, critical incident debriefings, and more.

Educational Objectives:

  • State the definition of suicide attempt versus self injurious behavior
  • Identify strategies for implementing a suicide prevention policy and procedure
  • Review risk factors of suicidality and self-harm

Level: Basic

Suicide Prevention