The Quest for Zero

All suicides are preventable: That is the bedrock belief of Zero Suicide, an approach that began as an attempt to reduce suicides in mental health systems in Detroit. Its practices center on making care accessible and restricting access to means of suicide.

Now some large clinical networks in the UK have adopted Zero Suicide policies, including Mersey Care, which serves 10 million people in northwest England.

With an average of 17 suicides a day in 2015, the UK has a long road to zero. But even if eradication isn’t possible, argues Steve Mallen, a Zero Suicide advocate who lost his son to suicide, “we must strive towards that.”

Source: The Guardian

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