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JAMA Network Insights
June 12, 2019

Caring for Suicidal Patients

Author Affiliations
  • 1Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC, Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 2University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • 3Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
JAMA Psychiatry. 2019;76(8):862-863. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2019.0927

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: