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Section II: Expert/Consensus Statements

This section of the Best Practices Registry (BPR) lists statements that summarize the best knowledge in suicide prevention in the form of guidelines, protocols, or consensus statements. These statements typically result from a collaborative process involving key experts and stakeholders and/or a thorough review of the literature by a preeminent expert in that topic area.

Section II statements provide guidance and recommendations (including protocols) that practitioners can use while developing programs, practices, or policies for their own settings. Note that Section III of the BPR also includes protocols; however, Section III protocols are implemented in specific settings rather than serve as general guidance for the field.

Section II Program Listings: Expert/Consensus Statements

Title Type of Program Organization
A Resource Guide for Implementing the Joint Commissions 2007 Patient Goals on Suicide Guidelines & Protocols Screening for Mental Health, Inc.
Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment: A Treatment Improvement Protocol TIP 50 Guidelines & Protocols Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Balancing Safety and Support on Campus: A Guide for Campus Teams Guidelines & Protocols Higher Education Mental Health Alliance (HEMHA)
CampusMHAP: A Guide to Campus Mental Health Action Planning Guidelines & Protocols The Jed Foundation & Education Development Center
Consensus Statement on Youth Suicide by Firearms Guidelines & Protocols Youth Suicide by Firearms Task Force and the American Association of Suicidology
Framework for Developing Institutional Protocols for the Acutely Distressed or Suicidal College Student Guidelines & Protocols Jed Foundation
Guidelines for School Based Suicide Prevention Programs Guidelines & Protocols American Association of Suicidology
National Guidelines for Seniors’ Mental Health: The Assessment of Suicide Risk and Prevention of Suicide Guidelines & Protocols Canadian Coalition for Seniors Mental Health
Preventing Suicide through Improved Training in Suicide Risk Assessment and Care Guidelines & Protocols American Association of Suicidology
Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide Guidelines & Protocols Multiple Authors
Recommendations for School-based Suicide Prevention Screening Guidelines & Protocols Lessons Learned Working Group
Recommendations for Youth Suicide Prevention Training for Early Identification and Referral (Gatekeeper Training) Guidelines & Protocols Lessons Learned Working Group
Responding to a Cry for Help: Best Practices for Online Technologies Guidelines & Protocols Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)
Standards for the Assessment of Suicide Risk Among Callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Guidelines & Protocols National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Student Mental Health and the Law Guidelines & Protocols Jed Foundation
Suicide Prevention Efforts for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness: Roles for the State Mental Health Authority Guidelines & Protocols National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
Talking About Suicide & LGBT Populations Guidelines & Protocols Multiple Authors
Towards Good Practice: Standards and Guidelines for Suicide Bereavement Support Groups Guidelines & Protocols Lifeline Australia
Video Evaluation Guidelines (for Youth Suicide Prevention) Guidelines & Protocols American Association of Suicidology
Warning Signs for Suicide Prevention Guidelines & Protocols American Association of Suicidology