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If you are a Veteran, patient or concerned family/friend in need of suicide prevention assistance, please call:

Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255 Press #1

The Suicide Risk Management Consultation Program (SRM) provides free consultation to both VA and community providers.

Through tailored, one-on-one support with consultants who hold years of experience with Veteran suicide prevention, providers have access to a collaborative and supportive space to discuss challenging treatment scenarios for Veterans at risk of suicide and to develop risk mitigation strategies.

SRM consults on topics including:

  • Risk assessment
  • Conceptualization of suicide risk
  • Lethal means safety counseling
  • Strategies for how to engage Veterans at high risk
  • Best practices for documentation and provider support after a suicide loss (postvention)

How to Request a Consult

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Who can request a consult? Any VA or community provider who works with Veterans with suicidal thoughts and/or behaviors.

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What Happens After the Request?

After the request, you will be set up with a consultant who can best answer your question. Consultation can take place by phone or email, at your convenience.

In some cases, we might send you a form to gather additional information about your question.

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Provide Information

You will provide information about the clinical circumstances prompting consultation and let us know what we can be most helpful with.

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We will collaboratively conceptualize the issues and offer recommendations and answers. Any question related to suicide prevention and Veterans is welcome.


Notice for non-VA providers: The VA Suicide Risk Management Consultation Program offers education, training, information, and consultation regarding suicide risk assessment and management to non-VA healthcare professionals who care for Veterans outside of the VA system. We offer expert guidance on subjects that come up frequently in the course of caring for Veterans at risk for suicide. We cannot, however, provide direct guidance or consultation regarding the care of a specific Veteran, nor assume clinical responsibility for patients not under our care; any potential liability would be only in accordance with the Federal Tort Claims Act.