Year: 2010 Source: Rockville, MD: Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, (2010). 163p. SIEC No: 20110031

This Toolkit contains resources to help staff in senior living communities promote mental health & prevent suicide among their residents. A comprehensive framework incorporating three essential approaches is used. The approaches are: 1) whole population approach – activities & programs that benefit the mental well-being of all residents; 2) at-risk approach – strategies ensuring that staff properly identify & effectively treat residents at risk of suicide; & 3) crisis response approach – procedures for appropriate responses to suicide deaths & attempts. The Toolkit includes a trainer’s manual that provides materials for conducting workshops for staff, & family & residents. Fact sheets for residents are also included.