Recognizing and Responding to Suicide Risk in Primary Care- Training
A one-hour training program developed by the American Association of Suicidology that provides physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, and physicians assistants knowledge to integrate suicide risk assessments into routine office visits, to formulate relative risk, and to work collaboratively with patients to create treatment plans.
Primary Care Pocket Guide
The Pocket Guide for Primary Care Professionals provides a summary of important risk and protective factors for suicide; questions you can use to ask patients about their suicidal thoughts, plans, and intent; and a decision tree for managing the patient at risk for a suicide attempt. The card is designed to be printed on both sides and folded in quarters to fit easily into a pocket.
Office Protocol Development Guide for Suicidal Patients
The Office Protocol is a template document to be completed with the staff in each primary care office to define roles, responsibilities, and procedures that will be followed when a patient is identified as being at elevated risk for suicide. Once completed, this protocol becomes an important patient management tool.
Crisis Support Plan
The Crisis Support Plan is used by the patient and the clinician to enlist social support from a trusted friend or relative should a suicide crisis recur. It explains roles that supportive individuals can take to help protect the person at risk for suicide and serves as an informal contract that the designated support person will fulfill these roles. Active support of a friend or loved one is among the strongest factors that protect against suicide.