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Providers are better able to serve Veterans when they have access to the right resources and feel supported and confident in their treatment decisions. This is especially important when caring for Veterans at risk of suicide.
If you are a provider treating a Veteran who is at risk of suicide, SRM can help.
SRM helps providers by offering free consultation, support, and suicide prevention resources that promote therapeutic best practices. Providers can feel assured in knowing they are providing the best care possible.
At any point in time you need support, validation, or some direction around treating a Veteran who is at risk of suicide, you can request a free consult with an expert in Veteran suicide risk assessment and management.
SRM experts provide support around issues such as:
- 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)
About SRM Consults
Within one business day, you will be connected to an SRM consultant.
SRM consultants are experts in Veteran suicide risk assessment and management. They are both clinicians and well-informed researchers. This allows them to provide consultation that is based on the most up-to-date literature in the field that can easily be applied to your clinical work with a Veteran at risk of suicide.
All information discussed during the consultation process is confidential. Additionally, we ask that providers do not ever share any identifiable information about patients with our team.
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.