Safety Plan Treatment Manual to Reduce Suicide Risk: Veteran Version
Source: Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Resource Type: Documents and Publications
Focus Population: People with Serious Mental Illness (SMI)
Topics: Mental Health Treatment, Recovery from Mental Health or Substance Use Disorders, Suicide Prevention
The purpose of this manual is to provide a detailed description of how VA clinicians and patients may collaboratively develop and use safety plans as an intervention strategy to lower the risk of suicidal behavior. This approach is consistent with the Recovery Model, which views veterans as collaborators in their treatment and fosters empowerment, hope, and individual potential. Written by Barbara Stanley and Gregory K. Brown.