Safety planning guide: A quick guide for clinicians

Date: 2009
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)

Information

Type:  Guidelines/Recommendations
Author:  Brown G, Stanley B.
Publisher:  Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)

This quick guide for clinicians may be used to develop a safety plan - a prioritized written list of coping strategies and sources of support to be used by patients who have been assessed to be at high risk for suicide.

The authors strongly recommend that the guide be used after reviewing the Safety plan treatment manual to reduce suicide risk. You can learn more about safety planning through the authors' Safety Planning website

 

Settings:  Behavioral Health Care, Outpatient Mental Health
Strategies:  Effective Care/Treatment, Safety Planning