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Suicide Risk Clinical Support Tools

Provider Tools

The Assessment and Management of Patients at Risk for Suicide Pocket Card (2019)
This tool helps guide clinical decision making in the treatment of patients at risk for suicide.

Safety Plan Worksheet: Brief Instructions for Providers (2020)
Printable worksheet with step-by-step instructions, designed to help providers guide patients through the collaborative process of completing the patient Safety Plan Worksheet

Lethal Means Counseling: Recommendations for Providers (2020)
Provider factsheet with information on how to counsel patients at risk for suicide on reducing their access to lethal means, as well as helpful firearm means safety recommendations and provider resources

Patient Tools

Safety Plan Worksheet (2020)
Printable worksheet, designed to enable health care provider and patient to collaboratively identify a patient’s stressful triggers, warning signs, sources of support, coping strategies and ways to access health care and crisis assistance

Safety Plan Worksheet (digital version) (2020)
Digital version of the Safety Plan Worksheet, designed to be saved electronically, enabling patients and providers to access it via their digital devices and update as needed

Crisis Response Plan (2020)
Printable, collaborative safety planning tool for trained providers and their patients to create a dynamic plan to reduce patient risk for suicidal behavior

Family Tool

Suicide Prevention: Risk Factors and Warning Signs for Family Members and Caregivers (2020)
Brochure that describes suicide warning signs, risk factors, and what family members and caregivers can do to help a loved one in crisis

Line Leader Tool

Reducing Access to Firearms: A Suicide Prevention Guide for Military Leaders (2020)
Factsheet with information to help commanders manage service members’ suicide risk with best practices for reducing access to lethal means

Last Updated: May 21, 2024
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