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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
 

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and the suicide rate is 1.5x greater for Veterans than non-Veterans. As a VA or community provider, you may face particular challenges when treating a Veteran at risk of suicide.

The Suicide Risk Management Consultation Program (SRM) Can Help

SRM experts offer tailored support to providers anchored in up-to-date research, best practices, and clinical experience. Providers are better able to serve Veterans when they have access to the right resources and feel supported and confident in their treatment decisions.

Free Consultation — Feel Confident in Your Decisions

Whether you are a community or VA provider, you can request and schedule free consultation on issues such as:

  • Risk assessment
  • Conceptualization of suicide risk
  • Strategies for how to engage Veterans at high risk
  • Lethal means safety counseling
  • Best practices for documentation
  • Provider support after a suicide loss
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96% of SRM participants felt more confident in risk assessment and management

Tools and Training: Strengthen Your Veteran Suicide Risk Management Practice

SRM offers suicide prevention trainings and resources for community and VA providers designed to meet their needs, including:

  • Clinical guidance documents and structured instruments to aid in suicide risk assessment and management
  • Documentation strategies and examples
  • Trainings for both clinicians and non-clinicians
  • Suicide postvention resources
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Information and Resource Sharing

SRM provides a toolkit with social media messages, a fact sheet, and more to help providers share this important, free resource with other community and VA providers so they too, can feel more confident and better serve Veterans at risk of suicide.

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