International Declaration Zero Suicide – After ZSI4 in Rotterdam, 100+ leaders published the call to action to find the tipping points in healthcare.
Be the Change Crisis Services Report – After CRISIS1, RI and NHS Clinical Commissioners recommendations for effective psychiatric emergency care.
Zero Suicide International 4 Summit – In September, hosted 19 nations in Rotterdam partnering with 113 Suicide Prevention and Deloitte Netherlands.
NASMHPD Annual Commissioners Meeting – With Dr. John Draper and Tom Betlach on Crisis Now and Retreat models of Urgent/Emergency Mental Health.
Crisis/Urgent/Emergency Mental Health 1 – In June, with NHS Clinical Commissioners and International Initiative for MH Leadership (IIMHL).
National Rally to Prevent Suicide – Emcee on the steps of the US Capitol, with Congressman Don Beyer, over 500 supporters, spearheaded by AFSP.
National Council for Behavioral Health Excellence Awards – Crisis Tech 360, a BHL/RI joint venture receives Qualifacts Excellence in Technology award.
The Way Forward: Federal Action for a System That Works – Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC) Report to Congress.
Zero Applied: From Int’l Declaration to Local Action – After ZSI3, more than 70 leaders published the guide to local implementation.
UK Guardian Long Read: A World Without Suicide – In August, featured in story of “an ambitious initiative to reduce rates to zero.”
Congressional Representatives Host Crisis Now Briefing – In May, hosted by Reps. Napolitano (D) and Katko (R) with the National Action Alliance.
Zero Suicide International 3 Summit – In February, hosted 15 nations in Sydney partnering with Suicide Prevention Australia, AMP and the International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL).
White House Making Health Care Better – Panels on Zero Suicide and Lived Experience (at 4:21 I comment it’s a watershed moment for the industry).
#RoundWorld Tour 2016 – Circled the northern hemisphere in September speaking on “Suicide a Choice?” in NY, London, Hong Kong, and Oregon.
Social Work Podcast – Interview by Dr. Jonathan Singer for his popular all things social work website on Zero Suicide (downloaded 50,000+ times).
Crisis Now – In March, with Dr. Mike Hogan and the Action Alliance called for transformed crisis services to look more like emergency medical systems.
National Council Magazine – Editorial advisor for “Crisis to Recovery” special edition including multiple articles from the Action Alliance.
White House Men’s Health Summit – In January, Dialogue on Men’s Health, organized in part by Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas (at left).
White House Suicide Prevention Global Summit – In October spoke on the Zero Suicide initiative at Partnerships for Suicide Prevention event.
Zero Suicide International 2 Summit – In September, hosted 13 nations in Atlanta partnering with the International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) and International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP).
RISE Award – In April, Mercy Care plan recognized RI’s “Arrow” Foster for his contributions to health, wellness and peer education.
Zero Suicide International 1 Summit – In June, hosted four nations in Oxford UK, partnering with the International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) and EDC’s Suicide Prevention Resource Center.
National Council Impact Awards – BHL winner in Excellence in Health IT and received a $10,000 award for its “Air Traffic Control” model.
Phoenix Business Journal’s Health Care Heroes – Finalist for the Researcher/Innovator Award for outcomes dashboards and suicide care programs.
Toward a Peer-Driven System – Magellan Health breakthrough plan for investing $27 million in Arizona state funds for peer and family roles.
Council of State Governments Innovations – Magellan Health’s Zero Suicide national winner after Western Regional finals in Edmonton, Canada.
Jed Foundation Evening of Infinite Possibilities – Magellan Health honored in NYC for suicide prevention, anti-bullying and Hero Health Hire program.
National Council Magazine – Editorial advisor for “Suicide Prevention is Everybody’s Business: Not Another Life to Lose” special edition.
Mental Health Weekly – Magellan Health’s Integrated Health Home showcased in the Special Issue, MH Innovations, “Arizona Co-located Care Models.”
National Council Awards of Excellence – Magellan Health’s Zero Suicide winner in Excellence in Service Innovation in Chicago.
International Association of Suicide Prevention – Magellan Health Peter Lee Good Practices in Suicide Prevention international award winner in Beijing.
Suicide Care in Systems Framework – With Dr. Mike Hogan and the Action Alliance publish road map for Zero Suicide in Healthcare.
Behavioral Healthcare Magazine Exclusive – Dennis Grantham “Dispelling the Myths about Suicide” and the Magellan Health model in Arizona.
Magellan Health National Clinical Excellence – Arizona team receives top honor for overall excellence and innovation.
Behavioral Healthcare Magazine Exclusive – Dennis Grantham feature article “Magellan, Maricopa Pass Contract Midpoint.”
Mental Health Weekly – BHL showcased in Special Issue, MH Innovations, “GA Crisis System Demonstrates Efficiencies during Challenging Times.”
Business Week Magazine – “How the Government Can Do Good With Less” Role models in efficiency, Crisis & Access Line, State of Georgia.
Harvard Innovations in America Government – The Georgia Crisis & Access Line regional finalist, endorsed by Governor Sonny Perdue.
Pew Charitable Trusts – “Hotline Aims to Cut MH Costs” “Even as the recession chips away, Georgia’s around-the-clock psychiatric hotline is weathering the storm — and other states are watching closely.”
NAMI Grading the States – The Georgia Crisis & Access Line recognized in the 2009 Report on America’s Health Care System for SMI.
State News Magazine – Georgia Crisis & Access Line highlighted to all state legislators, governors, top elected officials, agency heads, and more.
Council of State Governments Innovations – The Georgia Crisis & Access Line innovations award national winner in Oklahoma City.
Clinician’s Research Digest, An APA Journal – Supp. Bulletin 39, “Improving Access to BH Services: The Georgia Crisis & Access Line.”
CARF “Promising Practice” Newsletter – Georgia Crisis & Access Line model featured as behavioral health best practice.
NASMHPD “Brag & Steal” Spotlight – With Georgia Commissioner Gwendolyn Skinner and Dr. John Draper in Scottsdale.
SAMHSA Crisis Center Award – Outstanding crisis center for community engagement in the large call volume category.
Churches That Dared to Change – Featured in and authored cover article in May Plain Truth Magazine on spiritual abuse and psychological trauma. Grace Community International no longer prints, but the 8 million publication was significant at the time.
RI International (2013 to present) – The innovations above were created by Sue Ann Atkerson, Lindsay Branine, Charles Browning, Tom Castellanos, Paul Galdys, Stephanie Hepburn, Lisa St. George, Amy Pugsley, Jamie Sellar and many others.
Behavioral Health Link (2002 to present) – The innovations above were created by Joe Cordero, Gina Gibson, Gregg Graham, Wendy Farmer, Allison Trammell and many others.
Magellan Health (2009 to 2013) – The innovations above were created by Karen Chaney, Justin Chase, Richard Clarke, Chris Damle, Paul Galdys, Shareh Ghani, Gabriella Guerra, Michelle Bedinghaus, Shawn Thiele, Gaye Tolman and many others.