What are the key elements of effectively treating suicidal patients? We suggest that there are 7 evidence-based elements (for a review and guide of resources, please refer to the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention1):
While there are barriers to fully implementing each of these strategies, there are promising evidence-based approaches to overcoming these barriers:
Brent DA, Oquendo MA, Reynolds CF. Caring for Suicidal Patients. JAMA Psychiatry. Published online June 12, 201976(8):862–863. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2019.0927
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