Safety plan treatment manual to reduce suicide risk: Veteran version

Date: 2008
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)


Type:  Manual
Author:  Stanley B, Brown G.
Publisher:  Department of Veterans Affairs

This manual describes a brief clinical intervention, safety planning, that can serve as a valuable adjunct to risk assessment and may be used with veterans who have made a suicide attempt, have suicide ideation, have psychiatric disorders that increase suicide risk, or who are otherwise determined to be at high risk for suicide. It is intended to be used by VA mental health clinicians, including suicide prevention coordinators, as well as other VA clinicians who evaluate, treat, or have contact with patients at risk for suicide in any VA setting.

Populations:  Military Service Members and Veterans
Settings:  Health Care, Primary Care, Behavioral Health Care, Outpatient Mental Health
Strategies:  Effective Care/Treatment, Treatment, Safety Planning