2024 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention

The 2024 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention address gaps in the health care system, specifically related to mental health. It offers a coordinated and comprehensive approach to suicide prevention through four strategic directions.

CAMS fits into each of the strategic directions, including:

  • Community-Based Suicide Prevention – CAMS supports community-based suicide prevention through Zero Suicide and CAMS trainings
  • Treatment and Crisis Services – CAMS implements a systemic approach to health care with Zero Suicide framework and contributes to key elements of the Zero Suicide framework
  • Surveillance, Quality Improvement, and Research – CAMS is effective among diverse populations, resulting in more significant reductions in suicidal thoughts than when compared to other treatments
  • Health Equity in Suicide Prevention – CAMS is effective among diverse populations

The Zero Suicide Initiative

The Zero Suicide Initiative (Zero Suicide) aims to elevate suicide identification and care in healthcare systems. Since its 2012 launch and as part of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, Zero Suicide has shown notable reductions in suicide and suicide behaviors. It has also shown improvements to using evidence-based practices.

Zero Suicide promotes providers’ evidence-based practices by implementing seven core elements. CAMS specializes in training, identifying, engaging, and most importantly, treating.

The Zero Suicide Initiative

The CAMS-care Training Pathway

Your journey to effectively treating suicidal risk starts now. 
And we’re in it with you — every step of the way.

All training begins with CAMS Trained™. Learn the foundational skills and knowledge to prepare you to save lives, starting with your first patient.

Advanced CAMS Training can be done after you are CAMS Trained and before or after you are CAMS Certified™.

Become CAMS Certified after you’ve achieved CAMS-Trained status. Deepen your expertise and become a CAMS Approved Clinic or continue with Advanced CAMS Training.

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Who We Train

The CAMS Framework