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SAMHSA's concept of trauma and guidance for a trauma-informed approach

This publication introduces a concept of trauma and offers a framework for how an organization, system, service sector can become trauma-informed in order to address the service needs of traumatized individuals. It includes a definition of trauma (the three "E's"), a definition of a trauma-informed approach (the four "R's"), 6 key principles, and 10 implementation domains.

Creator 
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Publisher 
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Date published 
2014
Full Text Online 
Yes

What is Zero Suicide?

This brief factsheet provides an overview of Zero Suicide, a concept and practice utilizing a specific set of tools and strategies of suicide prevention in health and behavioral health care systems.

Creator 
National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention
Publisher 
National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention
Date published 
2014
Full Text Online 
Yes

Culture and trauma

This series is a collection of briefs, factsheets, references and other resources concerning cultural considerations in working with trauma victims. It includes information on historical trauma, trauma among immigrants and refugees as well as American Indians and LGBT.

Creator 
National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
Publisher 
National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
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Yes

Essential questions on suicide bereavement and postvention

This article discusses key questions about suicide bereavement and postvention as it is now and may develop in the future. These questions include “What are the needs of suicide survivors and what is postvention from a clinical perspective and from a public health perspective?” It ends with recommendations to strengthen the possibilities of postvention as prevention.

Creator 
Andriessen, K. & Krysinska, K.
Publisher 
Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
Date published 
2012
Full Text Online 
Yes

Zero suicide website

This website contains information describing the Zero Suicide approach—the concept and practice, the report Suicide Care in Systems Framework, the Zero Suicide Toolkit, two online workshops, and links to receive updates about Zero Suicide and join the Zero Suicide Learning Collaborative.

Creator 
National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, Zero Suicide Advisory Group
Publisher 
Education Development Center (EDC)
Date published 
2014
Full Text Online 
Yes

Style guide: Reporting on mental health

This style guide notes ways in which newsrooms can present a more accurate picture of mental illness. It includes use of appropriate language, verifying information and making help resources available for readers who need them.

Creator 
TEAM up
Publisher 
Entertainment Industries Council
Contributor 
California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA); National Association of Broadcasters
Date published 
2012
Full Text Online 
Yes

TIP 50: Addressing suicidal thoughts and behaviors in substance abuse treatment

Part of SAMHSA's Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) series, this manual provides guidelines to help substance abuse treatment counselors work with suicidal adult clients. Covers risk factors and warning signs for suicide, core counselor competencies, clinical vignettes, and information for administrators and clinical supervisors.

Creator 
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Publisher 
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Date published 
2009
Full Text Online 
Yes

Clinical practice guideline: Suicide risk assessment

This Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) evaluates the scientific and research literature for the initial assessment and evaluation of patients who present to the emergency setting who have suicidal ideation or after attempted suicide and/or those patients at high risk for future attempts of suicide. The CPG evaluates screening tools and scales used to assess potential suicidal patients and predictors of suicide risk for emergency patients.

Creator 
ENA Emergency Nursing Resources Development Committee
Publisher 
Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)
Date published 
2012
Full Text Online 
Yes

Developing a research strategy for suicide prevention in the Department of Defense: Status of current research, prioritizing areas of need, and recommendations for moving forward

In response to the elevated rate of suicide among U.S. service members, a congressionally mandated task force recommended that the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) create a unified, comprehensive strategic plan for suicide prevention research to ensure that DoD-funded studies align with DoD's goals. To help meet this objective, a RAND study cataloged the research funded by DoD and other entities that is directly relevant to military personnel, examined the extent to which current research maps to DoD's strategic research needs, and provided recommendations to ensure that proposed research strategies align with the national research strategy and integrate with DoD's data collection and program evaluation strategies. The study found that although DoD is one of the largest U.S. funders of research related to suicide prevention, its current funding priorities do not consistently reflect its research needs.

Creator 
Ramchand, R.; Eberhart, N. K.; Guo, C.; Pedersen, E.; Savitsky, T. D.; Tanielian, T. & Voorhies, P.
Publisher 
Santa Monica, CA.: RAND Corporation
Date published 
2014
Full Text Online 
Yes

SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS)

The SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS) promotes the development of integrated primary and behavioral health services through a wide variety of resources to better address the needs of individuals with mental health and substance use conditions, whether seen in specialty behavioral health or primary care provider settings.

Creator 
National Council for Behavioral Health
Publisher 
National Council for Behavioral Health
Full Text Online 
Yes
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