Telehealth Tips: Managing Suicidal Clients During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Source: Center for Practice Innovations at Columbia Psychiatry, New York State Psychiatric Institute
Resource Type: Documents and Publications
Focus Population: People with Serious Mental Illness (SMI)
Topics: Mental Health Treatment, Suicide Prevention
This brief document provides some tips for evaluating and treating suicidal individuals remotely via telehealth. Areas covered include basic guidelines for initiating contact with clients, conducting assessments over telehealth, and safety planning.