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Suicide Risk Management Consultation Program (SRM)

 

The Suicide Risk Management Consultation Program (SRM) provides free consultation for any provider, community or VA, who serves Veterans at risk for suicide. In addition to providing consultation on suicide prevention (e.g., assessment, conceptualization, intervention), consultation is also provided on suicide postvention.

This includes provider support following suicide loss and consultation on how to develop and establish suicide postvention processes. Learn more at https://www.mirecc.va.gov/visn19/consult/.

Request a consult via email: srmconsult@va.gov

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References

 

Cerel, J., Brown, M.M., Maple, M., Singleton, M., Venne, J., Moore, M. and Flaherty, C. (2019). How many people are exposed to suicide? Not six. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 42(2), 529-534. doi:10.1111/sltb.12450

 

Gutin, N.J., McGann, V,L., & Jordan, J,R, (2011), The impact of suicide on professional caregivers, In J,R, Jordan & J,L, McIntosh (Eds,), Grief after suicide: Understanding the consequences and caring for the survivors (pp. 93-111 ), New York, NY: Routledge.
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Juhnke, G.A. & Granello, P.F. (2005). Shattered Dreams of Professional Competence: The Impact of Client Suicides on Mental Health Practitioners and How to Prepare for It, in T. Duffey (Ed.), Creative Interventions in Grief and Loss Therapy: When the Music Stops, a Dream Dies (pp. 205-223), New York, NY: Routledge. 
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Plakun, E. & Tillman, J. (2005). Responding to clinicians after loss of a patient to suicide. Directions in Psychiatry, 25(26), 301-309.
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Sung, J.C. [achschlaf]. (2016, May 31). Clinician Survivors of Suicide Loss [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qguUTy9uJ-8

 

The Workplace Postvention Taskforce of the Amarican Association of Suicidology & The Workplace Task Force of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. (2013). A manager's guide to suicide postvention in the workplace. Retrieved from https://theactionalliance.org/resource/managers-guide-suicide-postvention-workplace-10-action-steps-dealing-aftermath-suicide

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Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)

 

TAPS connects Service Members, Veterans or family members who have experienced a suicide loss with resources and support. Loss survivors can reach TAPS 24/7 at 800-959-TAPS (8277) or visit www.taps.org/suicide to learn more and get connected.

For more information about TAPS, you may also visit USPV's TAPS information page.


         

If you are looking for more resources regarding the personal impact of suicide loss, check out the Community section of USPV.

 

If you are a medical or mental health provider who has lost someone to suicide (personally or professionally), check out the Providers section of USPV. 

 

If you are looking to start offering postvention in your workplace, check out the Workplace section of USPV.

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