- ToolsThis resource is intended to provide recommendations to health systems on making progress in the IMPROVE element of Zero Suicide. The information that follows was compiled through targeted discussions with an advisory group of heath and behavioral health care (HBH) organizations convened by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC).
The Seattle Children's Hospital created a Zero Suicide Initiative Pathway for use with children and youth presenting for care to allow for standardized processes for suicide risk screening and assessment for triage to resources across the organization. Included are versions for use in the
Mental health professionals continue to provide therapy for patients using telehealth despite this new era of quarantine and COVID-19.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is offering a number of resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic on their website. The site includes a variety of resources from emergency grant information to considerations for care and trea
The National Academy of Medicine’s Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience has resources to support the health and well-being of clinicians during the COVID-19 outbreak. Even before the COVID-19 out
- ToolsBriefing Note on Addressing Mental Health and Psychosocial Aspects of COVID-19 Outbreak (Version 1.1)
Behavioral health providers can use the information in this document from the Inter-Agency Standing Committee to understand mental health and psychosocial support considerations related to COVID-19.
- ToolsBest Practices in Care Transitions for Individuals with Suicide Risk: Inpatient Care to Outpatient Care
To help close these gaps that put individuals at increased risk for suicide after a psychiatric hospitalization, the Action Alliance (Care Transitions Advisory Group) developed
The Joint Commission released a revision of National Patient Safety Goal 15.01.01 in May 2019 with seven new and revised elements of performance applicable to all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals and behavioral health care organizations effective July 1, 2019.
- ReadingsThe Return on Investment of Postdischarge Follow-Up Calls for Suicidal Ideation or Deliberate Self-Harm
Abstract: Providing follow-up calls to patients after they leave the hospital is not only good clinical practice, but it can help with the bottom line.
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 survived a suicide attempt, which has become a model for other suicide prevention centers nationally and in