Suicide Prevention: 5 Key Clinical Strategies for Engaging At-Risk Individuals in Mental Health Treatment

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Increasing Contacts with the public

Here in Montana we have one of the highest per-capita rates of suicide in the nation and have for many years. Our plan has been to get out of our offices and treat this as the public health crisis that it is. By using the CSSRS, teaching volunteers how to implement this evaluation form and again get out in the community to try to:
1. Screen for those who may be at present risk
2. Show the community that we take this health crisis seriously
3. There are services available that can help people to not have to use this as a coping mechanism

As usual, there are issues of available therapists and funding but if you want to bring change I believe it takes being out with the public.

Tim Dallacqua more than 3 years ago

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