Dysregulation in the Mental Health Workforce

David Covington, LPC, MBA is one of the principle founders of the Zero Suicide in Healthcare movement. From 2009-2013, he was Vice-President with Magellan Health and the chair of the Zero Suicide effort in Maricopa County, Arizona (greater Phoenix). Mr. Covington designed the workforce survey for behavioral healthcare workers to self-assess their training, skills and support to engage those at risk.

Silva, C, Smith, AR, Dodd, D, Covington, D, & Joiner, TE. Readiness for Suicide Prevention Among Behavioral Healthcare Staff Across Seven States. Psychiatric Services, APPI-PS-2015-00271.R2, 2016.

Smith, AR, Silva, C, Covington, D, & Joiner, TE. An Assessment of Suicide Related Knowledge Among Health Professionals. Health Psychology, 33, 110-119. DOI 10.1037/A0031062, 2014.