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.

GDPR Compliance on My Site

As many of you are aware, the GDPR requires companies to update their privacy policy, making clear how they use your data. This also applies to individuals like myself who maintain a blog. Therefore, I have published my Privacy practices … Continue reading

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Moving Beyond the Tipping Point

We’re very excited to partner with Dr. Jan Mokkenstorm and 113 Suicide Prevention on this 4th Zero Suicide International summit in Rotterdam (see invitation below). While we originally talked about Amsterdam as the location, our premier sponsor Deloitte has persuaded … Continue reading

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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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