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Champions challenge and lead health and behavioral health care systems to improve the care provided for individuals at risk for suicide.

Inpatient Mental Health

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Patients admitted into a hospital or clinic for at least one overnight stay are often experiencing a period of high risk for suicidal ideation. Patient safety and recovery can be enhanced in a number of ways, including screening and assessment; timely communications between all types of staff, including non-clinical staff; appropriate monitoring levels; modifications to the physical environment; practicing use of safety plans throughout the stay; involvement of support people; using evidence-based therapies for suicide; and post-discharge follow up.

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These recommendations were developed in an effort to enhance the provision of care in inpatient and residential facilities and, in particular, to promote, when possible, the...

This Joint Commission Sentinel Event Alert discusses root causes of inpatient suicide deaths and recommended risk reduction strategies.

The Department of Veteran's Affairs developed a Mental Health Environment of Care Checklist for Veterans Affairs Hospitals to use to review inpatient mental health units...

Abstract: Providing follow-up calls to patients after they leave the hospital is not only good clinical practice, but it can help with the bottom line. In this...

The Department of Veteran's Affairs developed a Mental Health Guide that offers recommended products and solutions to ensure individuals in inpatient care...

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