Suicide rates are on the raise in the United States, but the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit is bucking the trend with their proactive, preventative mental health screenings. Their goal: zero suicides.
Why push for zero, rather than just a reduction? "Because if you say we're OK with five a year, one of those might be your brother or your friend," says [Doree Ann] Espiritu. "We aim for zero because it reminds all of us of what we would want for ourselves." Maybe it is not possible, she says. But it is a goal.
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