CALM: Counseling on Access to Lethal Means

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

Information

Type:  Training
Author:  Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
Publisher:  Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)

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Reducing access to lethal means, such as firearms and medication, can determine whether a person at risk for suicide lives or dies. This free online course focuses on how to reduce access to the methods people use to kill themselves. It covers how to: (1) identify people who could benefit from lethal means counseling, (2) ask about their access to lethal methods, and (3) work with them—and their families—to reduce access.

While this course is primarily designed for mental health professionals, others who work with people at risk for suicide, like social service professionals and health care providers, may also benefit from taking it.

Settings:  Health Care, Primary Care, Emergency Departments, Behavioral Health Care, Outpatient Mental Health, Inpatient Mental Health
Planning and Implementing:  Education and Training
Strategies:  Effective Care/Treatment, Treatment, Reduce Access to Means