Guidelines and Toolkits
- Suicide in Schools: A Practitioner's Guide to Multi-level Prevention, Assessment, Intervention, and Postvention (the premier, comprehensive, practical tool for school mental health professionals and administration)
- After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools
- Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools
First Responders/Law Enforcement
Community and Coalition Building
Increasing Linkages to Healthcare/Continuity of Care
Assessment and Screening Tools (from SAMHSA)
- SAFE-T (Suicide Assessment Five-Step Evaluation and Triage) – developed for mental health professionals, identifies risk and protective factors, inquires about suicidal thoughts, determines risk levels, and makes recommendations for intervention and follow-up.
- Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) – is the most common screening tool to identify depression. Question 9 screens for suicide.
- Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) – assesses for suicide risk.
- Suicide Behaviors Questionnaire (SBQ-R) – assesses suicide-related thoughts and behaviors.
- Suicidal Ideation Questionnaire (SIQ) - assesses the frequency of suicidal thoughts in adolescents and may be used to evaluate or monitor troubled youths.
Roles in Suicide Prevention (SPRC)
The Suicide Prevention Resource Center has produced information and resource sheets for those who may be affected by suicide in the following settings: