Year: 2018 Source: Washington, DC: Education Development Center, Inc.. 2018. 18 p. SIEC No: 20180274

This guide has been produced by health care and suicide prevention experts working with the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance). The information is for health care organizations that wish to better identify and support people who are at increased risk of suicide and for advocates who will work with hospitals and clinics to make them safer. In this guide, we:
• Describe why improving suicide care is urgently needed
• Identify gaps in health care that contribute to suicide deaths
• Summarize the evidence-based solutions that should be adopted
• Provide information on resources that are available to make care safer and better