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Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Suicide Prevention

Updated: 31 July 2017

Therapeutic Risk Management of the Suicidal Patient

About TRM

The Rocky Mountain MIRECC model of Therapeutic Risk Management of the Suicidal Patient is a clinically and medicolegally informed model for the assessment and management of suicide risk. It involves three main components:

  1. Augmentation of clinical risk assessment with structured instruments
  2. Risk stratification with respect to both severity and temporality
  3. Collaborative development of a safety plan

The model and its components are fully described in a series of four articles published in the Journal of Psychiatric Practice (see below under resources).

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Presentations

Presentation by Bridget Matarazzo, PsyD on 24 September 2015 - Download the presentation PDF here

Watch the 2015 DCoE Webinar: Therapeutic Risk Management of the Suicidal Patient.

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Risk Stratification Tool

The Risk Stratification Table is a tool designed to:

  1. help providers make determinations regarding suicide risk levels with respect to severity and temporality and to
  2. aid in suicide risk management clinical decision making.

A copy can be downloaded here.

Order multiple laminated copies on our Educational Products page.

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Resources

Links to articles about TRM:
  1. A Model for Therapeutic Risk Management of the Suicidal Patient
  2. Therapeutic Risk Management of the Suicidal Patient: Augmenting Clinical Suicide Risk Assessment with Structured Instruments
  3. Therapeutic Risk Management of the Suicidal Patient: Stratifying Risk in Terms of Severity and Temporality
  4. Therapeutic Risk Management of the Suicidal Patient: Safety Planning

Also, Dr. Greg Brown’s Review of Suicide Assessment Measures for Intervention Research with Adults and Older Adults

Links to safety planning resources:

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