Identify | Implementation ToolsCaring for Adult Patients with Suicide Risk: A Consensus Guide for Emergency Departments

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 patient outcomes after discharge. The guide helps ED caregivers answer these questions:

  • How can I effectively intervene while this patient is in the ED? 
  • Can this patient be discharged or is further evaluation needed?
  • What will make this patient safer after leaving the ED?

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), the Zero Suicide Institute at EDC, 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.