September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and an opportunity to be reminded of the many resources available to support emotional well-being.
The September edition of Trustee Insights, the monthly digital package from the American Hospital Association (AHA), features article about ways governing boards can support suicide prevention initiatives, both through quality and safety practices and through behavioral health networks offering services across the spectrum. Another article outlines how to recognize the behaviors of employees who experience burnout, depression and other forms of anxiety, ways to decrease stigma and interventions and treatments that reduce suicide risk.
This resource is available free for AHA members and at a cost for nonmembers. For information about MHA trustee resources or webinars, contact Erin Steward at the MHA.