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In their Support & Therapy Best Practices Manual, Didi Hirsh Mental Health Services, in Culver City, CA provides information on their support group for those who have...

Universal Health Services, Inc., Behavioral Health Division has shared a detailed suicide care management plan template for inpatient hospital settings.

Hopewell Health Centers has shared sample caring contact cards that they send to their clients. Each includes a graphic and a caring message.

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) created a Clinical Pathway for Children and Adolescents At Risk for Suicide in Outpatient Behavioral Health Care as a guide for staff on how to...

Netcare has shared eight examples of the non-demand caring contact work done at their organization. The PDF also includes several ideas and considerations for making non-demand caring contacts...

The ZEST toolkit is intended to provide guidance and support to community behavioral health centers in Texas to implement the zero suicide framework. The toolkit outlines goals for each core...

The Utah Department of Human Services has shared sample caring contact cards that they send to their clients. Each includes a graphic and a caring message. 

The Chickasaw Nation has shared sample caring contact cards that include a message in the Chickasaw language. Youth and adult examples are included.

Bloomington Meadows Hospital of Indiana sends out handwritten care cards to patients after discharge. The care cards, like the two examples here, are created by receptionists,...

These policies and procedures from Centerstone of Tennessee were developed to ensure weapons potentially suicidal and/or homicidal clients wish to relinquish are secured in a safe and...

These guidelines from Centerstone of Tennessee were developed to aid surviving family members, other clients, and staff in the event a Centerstone client dies by suicide.

Centerstone of Tennessee developed this Memorandum of Understanding with emergency departments to enhance follow-up services for clients.

Centerstone of Tennessee developed this caring letter—in English and Spanish—with the help of Leah Harris. It is designed to be sent after other follow-up procedures (e.g., clinicians or...

The Institute for Family Health created a Managing Suicidality: Clinical Pathways in Primary and Behavioral Health Care resource to guide staff through their organization's approach to ...

This document outlines the standard operating procedure for suicide risk assessment at Centerstone of Tennessee. The document supports Centerstone's policy that all individuals be screened...

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