Each year in America almost 30,000 people commit suicide, and 70% of those
people tell someone or give warning signs before
taking their own life. Stop A Suicide Today! can
teach you how to recognize the warning signs of suicide in family, friends,
co-workers, and patients, and how to respond as you would do with any medical
emergency. Learn more about Stop A Suicide Today!
Worried about a friend or loved one? Do you suspect that he/she may be
depressed, or may be even considering suicide? Learn how to
recognize the warning signs in order to reach out and help. If you
suspect a friend, family member or co-worker is considering suicide, ACT now:
Acknowledge, Care, and help them get the Treatment he or she needs.
Here's what to do. Click here
to find resources and organizations holding events in your area.
A new suicide assessment protocol was recently developed through a joint collaboration with Screening for
Mental Health and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center. The SAFE-T is designed to help clinicians,
specifically mental health professionals, identify risk and protective factors for suicide, learn the steps
in conducting a suicide inquiry and determine the patient’s risk level for suicide, providing a range of
possible interventions. The protocol also highlights the importance of documentation.
Click here to download the SAFE-T.
"Tragically, suicide is a fatal response to a treatable illness, usually
Douglas Jacobs, MD, President & CEO, Screening for Mental Health and
Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School