This brochure offers emergency department providers tips for enhancing treatment for people who have attempted suicide. It also offers information about communicating with families, HIPAA, patient discharge, and resources for medical professionals, patients, and their families.
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This resource gives a brief overview on conducting a suicide assessment using a five-step evaluation and triage plan. The five-step plan involves identifying risk factors and protective factors, conducting a suicide inquiry, determining risk level and interventions, and documenting a treatment plan. Download SAMHSA's Suicide Safe mobile app on your mobile device.
This brochure helps people recovering from a suicide attempt. It discusses how to find healing, hope, and help after emergency room treatment, including how to cope with future thoughts of suicide. The brochure also offers ways to connect with other suicide attempt survivors and lists free apps and other resources to help you move forward.