VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for Assessment and Management of Patients at Risk for Suicide

These comprehensive guidelines outline a framework for structured assessment of adults suspected to be at risk of suicide and the immediate and long-term management and treatment that should follow if an individual is found to be at risk. A summary version is available at this link:


Toolkit Keywords: 

  • Identify
  • Screening and Assessment
  • Transition
  • Contact after Leaving Care


  • Web

Special Populations: 

  • Military/Veteran

SPRC and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention are able to make this web site available thanks to support from Universal Health Services (UHS) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) (grant 1 U79 SM0559945).

No official endorsement by SAMHSA, DHHS, or UHS for the information on this web site is intended or should be inferred.