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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...

This brief guidance document created by Dr. Ursula Whiteside provides information for practitioners that can be implemented with patients and clients both in-person and via telemental health...

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...

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...

Universal Health Services, Inc., Behavioral Health Division has shared a detailed suicide care management plan template for inpatient hospital settings.

Hopewell Health Centers has shared sample caring contact cards that they send to their clients. Each includes a graphic and a caring message.

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) created a Clinical Pathway for Children and Adolescents At Risk for Suicide in Outpatient Behavioral Health Care as a guide for staff on how to...

Netcare has shared eight examples of the non-demand caring contact work done at their organization. The PDF also includes several ideas and considerations for making non-demand caring contacts...

The ZEST toolkit is intended to provide guidance and support to community behavioral health centers in Texas to implement the zero suicide framework. The toolkit outlines goals for each core...

The Utah Department of Human Services has shared sample caring contact cards that they send to their clients. Each includes a graphic and a caring message. 

The Chickasaw Nation has shared sample caring contact cards that include a message in the Chickasaw language. Youth and adult examples are included.

Bloomington Meadows Hospital of Indiana sends out handwritten care cards to patients after discharge. The care cards, like the two examples here, are created by receptionists,...

These policies and procedures from Centerstone of Tennessee were developed to ensure weapons potentially suicidal and/or homicidal clients wish to relinquish are secured in a safe and...

These guidelines from Centerstone of Tennessee were developed to aid surviving family members, other clients, and staff in the event a Centerstone client dies by suicide.

Centerstone of Tennessee developed this Memorandum of Understanding with emergency departments to enhance follow-up services for clients.

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