Recommended standard care for people with suicide risk: Making health care suicide safe

Date: 2018
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)

Information

Type:  Guidelines/Recommendations
Author:  National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention: Transforming Health Systems Initiative Work Group
Publisher:  Education Development Center, Inc.

These guidelines provide the first-ever recommendations on suicide-related standard health care for primary care, behavioral health, and emergency department settings. Since the majority (64 percent) of people who attempt suicide visit a doctor in the month before their attempt, it is essential that people who are at risk for suicide receive timely access to effective treatments and services. The new recommendations, developed with public and private sector experts, researchers, clinicians and consumers, present feasible, practical, evidence-based actions that health care organizations can adopt immediately. 

Settings:  Health Care, Primary Care, Emergency Departments, Behavioral Health Care
About Suicide:  Risk and Protective Factors
Strategies:  Effective Care/Treatment