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Resources for Inpatient Mental Health Settings

Patients admitted into a hospital or clinic for at least one overnight stay are often experiencing a period of high risk for suicidal ideation. Patient safety and recovery can be enhanced in a number of ways, including screening and assessment; timely communications between all types of staff, including non-clinical staff; appropriate monitoring levels; modifications to the physical environment; practicing use of safety plans throughout the stay; involvement of support people; using evidence-based therapies for suicide; and post-discharge follow up.

Search for resources specific to Inpatient Mental Health below.

The Inpatient Organizational Self-Study is designed for organizations with a primary focus on inpatient health and behavioral health care settings. These may include more intensive levels of care such as partial hospitalization or intensive outpatient programs if managed under an inpatient organizational structure.

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Identify | Tools

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

Lead | Readings

This Joint Commission special report offers recommendations from a panel of experts regarding environmental hazards for providers and surveyors and what constitutes adequate safeguards to…

Engage | Tools

The Department of Veteran's Affairs developed a Mental Health Guide that offers recommended products and solutions to ensure individuals in inpatient care have a safe and…

Transition | Readings
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 this study, the authors…
Engage | Tools

The Department of Veteran's Affairs developed a Mental Health Environment of Care Checklist for Veterans Affairs Hospitals to use to review inpatient mental health units for environmental…