The All Patients Safe: Suicide Prevention for Medical Professionals training offers an engaging and informative option for providers to become better skilled at suicide prevention. Perspectives of real patients coupled with practical skills help medical providers transfer what they learn to their practice and community.
This retrospective study in Ontario, Canada found that the perinatal and one-year postpartum suicide rate was comparable to international estimates.
Primary care clinics have a responsibility to provide effective and efficient suicide safe care that is accessible to all patients and staff. Developing a thoughtful and clear protocol and workflow for responding to suicidality in your primary care setting will empower staff to know how to act as well as help keep patients and staff safe.