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Engage | Community ResourcesOutreach in the Time of COVID19: Matching the Patient Experience to Guided Intervention

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, health and behavioral healthcare providers are being called to respond to the increased need for services via telehealth, either by phone or via video conferencing.  Responding to crises and suicide risk amongst clients and patients may look especially difference due to the need for many individuals to remain at home as much as possible in order to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19 and preserve hospital resources.  To address patient and client needs for support, Dr. Ursula Whiteside created the guidance document "Outreach in the Time of COVID-19: Matching the Patient Experience to Guided Intervention" as a tool to help practitioners provide "Virtual Support for Suicidal Thoughts, Depression, Anxiety Loneliness and Substance Cravings." 

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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.