Resources for emergency departments and suicidal patients

These materials and training opportunities are provided for emergency departments and mental health centers participating in the Office of Suicide Prevention’s efforts to reduce suicide statewide through Colorado House Bill 12-1140.


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  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Publications:

    • Materials for emergency department treatment includes:

      • After an Attempt: A Guide for Medical Providers in the Emergency Department Taking Care of Suicide Attempt Survivors.

      • After an Attempt: A Guide for Taking Care of Your Family Member After Treatment in the Emergency Department (English and Spanish available).

      • After an Attempt: A Guide for Taking Care of Yourself After Your Treatment in the Emergency Department (available in English and Spanish).

  • Colorado Crisis Services:

  • Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC):

  • How to Talk to a Child About a Suicide Attempt (Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Suicide Prevention):

    • Educational booklet that offers parents and caregivers information and guidance for different age groups on:

      • Understanding the unique developmental challenges and needs of preschoolers, school-age children, and teens.

      • Knowing what to share, how much to share, and when.

      • Explaining core concepts such as depression and hopelessness.

      • Promoting resiliency while taking care of self and others.

  • Safe-Guard Your Home-A Guide to Suicide Prevention at Home: English | Spanish resources for patients on steps to reduce access to lethal means within the home.


Tools and reports


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