Resources for emergency departments and suicidal patients

 
This page contains tools, materials and training opportunities for emergency departments and mental health centers working to prevent suicide in Colorado.
 
Read this Sentinel Event Alert from the Joint Commission, Issue 56
 
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  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Publications:
      • After an Attempt: A Guide for Medical Providers in the Emergency Department Taking Care of Suicide Attempt Survivors.
      • After an Attempt: A Guide for Taking Care of Your Family Member After Treatment in the Emergency Department (English and Spanish available).
      • After an Attempt: A Guide for Taking Care of Yourself After Your Treatment in the Emergency Department (available in English and Spanish).
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
  • Colorado Crisis Services:
  • Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC):
  • ​How to Talk to a Child About a Suicide Attempt (Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Suicide Prevention):
    • Educational booklet that offers parents and caregivers information and guidance for different age groups on: 
      • Understanding unique developmental challenges and needs of preschoolers, school age children and teens.
      • Knowing what to share, how much to share, and when.
      • Explaining core concepts such as depression and hopelessness.
      • Promoting resiliency while taking care of self and others.
  • Safe-Guard Your Home-A Guide to Suicide Prevention at Home: youth handout | adult handout - resources for patients on steps to reduce access to lethal means within the home.
 
Tools and reports
 
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These materials and training opportunities are provided for emergency departments and mental health centers participating in the Office of Suicide Prevention’s efforts to reduce suicide statewide through Colorado House Bill 12-1140.