Author Archives: davidwcovington

About davidwcovington

Behavioral health management, big data and tech solutions, recovery and peer leadership, zero suicide, next-generation crisis systems, wellness & clinical care.

AAS Goes to Washington

It’s been 30 years since the American Association of Suicidology last met in our nation’s capital. The average cost of a new house was $91,600, a gallon of gas cost 91 cents, Don’t Worry Be Happy was moving up the … Continue reading

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A Huge Step Forward

Yesterday was the inaugural meeting of the federal Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC). While the acronym is a mouthful, the meeting is an important step to better health and quality of life to members of our community with … Continue reading

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Returning to the Why in Behavioral Healthcare

The most important question is always why. So, why do we do what we do in behavioral healthcare? Put simply, we seek to equip individuals with serious mental illness to live happy, healthy, productive, and connected lives. On Thursday, August … Continue reading

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The Evidence is Already In… The Case for Zero Suicide in Healthcare

With co-author – Dr. Michael Hogan “Is it rational to pursue zero suicide among patients in healthcare?” This is the question posed by Dr. Jan Mokkenstorm and colleagues in Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior Journal (in press) as they address … Continue reading

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You’re Going to Love Washington, DC

You really liked Phoenix. Thanks to the nearly 400 attendees who shared their feedback in the 2017 American Association of Suicidology conference survey. We utilized SurveyMonkey global benchmark questions that allowed us to compare our results with thousands of similar events.

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Honoring the Past and Innovating the Future in Phoenix 2017 (AAS)

In April, Phoenix is proud to host the 50th annual conference of the American Association of Suicidology. The theme is Honoring the Past and Innovating for the Future, and nearly 1,500 leaders from around the country will convene at the … Continue reading

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From International Declaration to Local Action Sydney 2017 (IIMHL)

In February, Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) and RI International will partner with the International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) to co-host the third ever global summit on Zero Suicide. Sue Murray is Chief Executive for SPA, and brings a wealth of … Continue reading

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