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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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This Joint Commission special report offers recommendations from a panel of experts regarding environmental hazards for providers and surveyors and what constitutes...

The Ask Suicide-Screening Questions (ASQ) Toolkit is a free resource for medical settings (emergency department, inpatient medical/surgical units, outpatient clinics/...

Lived Experience expert Diana Cortez-Yanez relates the care she received that made a positive impact on her recovery.

Lived experience expert Diana Cortez-Yanez discusses transitions through care and the supportive contacts that helped her recover.

National Center for Trauma-Informed Care trainer Leah Harris discusses the many ways lived experience expertise can increase the quality of treatment and foster trust between...

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