In 2012, David While, Harriet Bickley, Professor Navneet Kapur and others published research on the “Implementation of mental health service recommendations in England and Wales and suicide rates, 1997-2006.”
Their findings suggested systematic approaches that integrated evidence-based practices reduced suicides by 200 to 300 per year. This research was making its impact in the United States at the very moment the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention was considered the systematic, quality improvement approaches outlined in the Zero Suicide in Healthcare movement.
While, D, Bickley, H, Kapur, N. et al. Implementation of mental health service recommendations in England and Wales and suicide rates, 1997-2006: a cross-sectional and before-and-after observational study. Lancet. March 2012.