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This online RCA toolkit is designed to be a resource for any facility that would like to establish or improve their RCA process. It contains sample policies, position descriptions and agendas,...

The Joint Commission Root Cause Analysis and Action Plan tool has 24 analysis questions. This framework is intended to provide a template for answering the analysis questions and aid organizing...

This letter can be used and adapted to request that staff complete the Zero Suicide Workforce Survey. It should be sent from the chief executive officer, or someone else in a position of...

The Clinician Survivor Task Force provides consultation, support, and education to psychotherapists and other mental health professionals to assist them in understanding and responding to their...

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 quick guide for clinicians may be used to develop a safety plan—a prioritized written list of coping strategies and sources of support to be used by patients who have been deemed to be at...

Safety Plan is a free mobile safety planning app developed by the New York State Office of Mental Health, along with the New York State Psychiatric Institute, the Research Foundation for Mental...

MY3 is a free mobile safety planning app developed in partnership between the California Mental Health Services Authority and the Link2Health Solutions. With My3, users define their network and...

This letter can be used and adapted to announce the commitment to improve the care provided to patients who are struggling with suicide and the adoption of the Zero Suicide approach. It should be...

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...

The PHQ-9 is used to diagnose and monitor the severity of depression. Question 9 screens for the presence and duration of suicide ideation.

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