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Recommended Standard Care for People with Suicide Risk

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The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) has released a new report. It includes the first-ever recommendations on suicide-related standard care for primary care, behavioral health care, and emergency department settings.

Since the majority (64 percent) of people who attempt suicide visit a doctor in the month before their attempt, it is essential that people who are at risk for suicide receive timely access to treatments and other health care services that are known to be effective in reducing suicide risk. The new recommendations present feasible, practical, evidence-based actions that health care organizations can adopt immediately.

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National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention