Category Archives: Suicide Care

Healthcare Leaders: Is Your BHAG as Humbling as El Capitan?

At the recent Healthcare Analytics conference in Salt Lake City, Good to Great author and leadership guru Jim Collins, who coined the term Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG), inspired us with an amazing story of grit and determination. He recounted … Continue reading

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Igniting Hope with Recovery Education

Nelson Mandela believed the catalyst for a better future was learning. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Equipped with the right tools, the disenfranchised and disabled become engaged and empowered. Hope is … Continue reading

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Zero Suicide Goes to… Washington?

Let’s dream for a moment. It’s early 2016 and the Get Ready for Hillary campaign is storming the country. In a press conference, her running mate announces a bold and innovative healthcare initiative that will comprise an important component of … Continue reading

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Avoid Crisis Not Top Ten… Join #NatCon15

In the last few years, nearly a dozen US states have determined it was time to end the “Not Top Ten.” This decision is leading to an investment of hundreds of millions with a new level of expectation for psychiatric … Continue reading

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Spreading a Different Courage

Think back to this time last year. A little story was lurking somewhere behind Kim Kardashian breaking the internet. We simply weren’t paying it much attention. In fact, the “little story” was only the largest Ebola epidemic in human history, … Continue reading

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America Shrugs: A Glimpse into the Future of Suicide

In order to catch a glimpse of the future of suicide prevention, perhaps it would be helpful to visit the past, a time when our nation was first complacent, then went to war. So many deaths of people in the … Continue reading

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Everything We Knew About Suicide… Is Wrong

In “How to Train Your Dragon,” the citizens of Berk had observed, measured, categorized and chronicled dragons for decades. They thought they knew most everything there was to know about these violent beasts. But when Hiccup, a small, anything-but-Norse-like-warrior boy comes … Continue reading

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