6 Treatment Planning Options to Mitigate Suicidality Risk

CRICO developed suicidality guidelines along with Harvard medical faculty to assist primary care and mental health professionals in their decision-making. Here are some data-driven treatment planning considerations to help you mitigate suicide-related risks for you and your patients.

  1. Collect data before treatment planning
  2. Identify a range of treatment alternatives
  3. Involve the patient and their family in the treatment plan process, to the degree possible
  4. Incorporate existing treatment modalities into the plan
  5. Be aware that contracts will not guarantee the patient’s safety
  6. Document the treatment planning process and the plan

Also, in observance of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, explore CRICO’s full guidelines (retired 2024) for identification, assessment, and treatment planning for suicidality.

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