Analysis of the Benefits and Costs of CalMHSA’s Investment in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Analysis of the Benefits and Costs of CalMHSA’s Investment in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

J. Scott Ashwood
Brian Briscombe
Rajeev Ramchand
Elizabeth May
M. Audrey Burnam
Copyright Date: 2015
Published by: RAND Corporation
Pages: 13
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7249/j.ctt15sk8zn
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    Analysis of the Benefits and Costs of CalMHSA’s Investment in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
    Book Description:

    Estimates the possible reductions in suicide attempts resulting from investment in ASIST and estimates the financial return to Californians from reduced medical costs associated with suicide attempts and increased earnings from each life saved.

    eISBN: 978-0-8330-9126-0
    Subjects: Psychology, History

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  1. Analysis of the Benefits and Costs of CalMHSAʹs Investment in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
    (pp. 1-13)
    J. Scott Ashwood, Brian Briscombe, Rajeev Ramchand, Elizabeth May and M. Audrey Burnam

    Suicide and suicide attempts are a substantial societal burden in the United States. Nationally, there were approximately 41,000 suicide deaths (a rate of 13.0 suicides per 100,000 people) in 2013 and 836,000 emergency department visits resulting from suicide attempts in 2011 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015a). Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States, especially among 15- to 24-year-olds (American Association of Suicidology, 2014), and the annual economic costs of suicide deaths nationwide are high: Estimates put this figure at $34.6 billion in combined medical bills and lost wages (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,...