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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau has released Critical Crossroads: Pediatric Mental Health Care...

In 2001, Henry Ford Behavioral Health was the first to pioneer and conceptualize “zero suicides” as a goal, and develop a care pathway to assess and modify suicide risk for patients with...

The Joint Commission has released a new compendium of Suicide Prevention resources, Zero Suicide among them, to support the implementation of National Patient Safety Goals 15.01.01, revised...

The Ask Suicide-Screening Questions (ASQ) Toolkit provides resources tailored to the emergency department, inpatient medical/surgical unit, outpatient primary care, and specialty clinics. It...

SPRC designed this guide to assist Emergency Department (ED) health care professionals with decisions about the care and discharge of patients with suicide risk. Its main goal is to improve...

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center has created a seven-minute video about The Patient Safety Screener (PSS-3), a tool for identifying patients in the acute care setting who may be at...

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

The Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Suicide Prevention, part of the Department of Veterans Affairs, is offering a free consultation program for any clinician and provider who works with any Veteran at...

Following SAMHSA-funded evaluations that indicated the need for more consistent, uniform suicide risk assessment practices for crisis call centers, Lifeline assembled its Standards, Training...

This pocket guide summarizes VA/DoD clinical practice guidelines for structured assessment of adults suspected to be at risk of suicide and the immediate and long-term management and treatment...

This list of screening tools from the Center for Integrated Health Solutions includes many options for screening for suicide and depression risk.

This card assists clinicians in conducting a suicide assessment using a five-step evaluation and triage plan to identify risk factors and protective factors, conduct a suicide inquiry, determine...

A fill-in-the-blank template for developing a safety plan with a patient who is at increased risk for a suicide attempt.

This free, online training from the New York State Office of Mental Health and Columbia University provides an overview of the instrument and teaches how and when to...

Three versions of the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale are available for use in clinical practice. The Lifetime/Recent version allows practitioners to gather lifetime...

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