This document provides recommendations and key steps for managing patients at risk for suicide in emergency departments while ensuring that there is effective screening, follow-up and discharge planning.
It is well established that substance abuse is a major risk factor for suicide. Nonetheless, making connections with substance abuse prevention and treatment programs isn’t always easy. Join us to learn more about the importance of engaging substance abuse prevention and treatment partners in your work, find out about tools and resources to help you start or strengthen such collaborative efforts, and hear from one GLS Grantee about how they have made connections that have benefitted all partners. This event will also introduce SPRC’s Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention Collaboration Continuum webpages, featuring additional success stories and tools to support your own efforts to connect locally.