The American Way

Mersey Care is emulating The Henry Ford Health Care system in Detroit, USA, which has reduced the rate of suicide of people in its care by 75 per cent.

"Perfect Depression Care", a model of care for people with depression, adopts a ‘zero tolerance’ approach to suicide among patients with serious mental health conditions.

Dr Edward Coffey, a professor of psychiatry and neurology and Vice President of the Henry Ford Health System and chief executive officer of its Behavioural Health Services’ division, is acting as advisor to the trust.                                                   

Dr. Ed Coffey talks about Perfect Care