Suicide Risk Practices in Care Transitions
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Resource Type: Documents and Publications
Focus Population: Behavioral Health Leaders, People experiencing Suicidal Urges
Topics: Behavioral Health Organizational Guidance Docs, Post-discharge, Community Reentry, Recovery from Mental Health or Substance Use Disorders, Suicide Postvention, Suicide Prevention
This guide discusses the challenges in care transitions and the need for better care practices and care coordination from inpatient to outpatient behavioral health care, and presents feasible, evidence-based practices that health systems and providers can take to improve patient connection and safety during inpatient to outpatient transition, and provides recommendations specific to both inpatient and outpatient settings.