WICHE Mental Health Suicide Prevention ToolkitThis Web-based Toolkit contains information and tools to implement state of the art suicide prevention practices and overcome the significant hurdles this life-saving work faces in primary care practices. The Toolkit offers the support necessary to establish the primary care provider as one member of a team, fully equipped to reduce suicide risk among their patients.

The Toolkit is a collaborative project of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) and the Western Interstate Commission of Higher Education (WICHE), Mental Health Program. Although the tools are designed with the rural practice in mind, most are quite suitable for use in non-rural settings, as well. The materials offered may be reproduced for use within your practice. Further distribution without the express consent of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center is prohibited.

To download a free copy, visit SPRC's website

You can order a hard copy of the toolkit online here, or email the details of your order to Joanne Brothers. PLEASE NOTE, WE DO NOT ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS AT THIS TIME. Toolkits are $25 each (including shipping). An invoice will be included with your shipment. For more information, please contact Holly Martinez at hmartinez@wiche.edu.

WICHE staff, in partnership with staff at the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC), developed the Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Rural Primary Care Providers to provide the education and support needed to identify and address the critical needs of suicidal patients. The toolkit brings best practices in suicide prevention to providers in their own community and offers them tools for improving their detection and intervention skills with suicidal patients. The toolkit also includes a system for developing an office protocol which details specific actions to be taken when a suicidal patient is identified, making suicide prevention a collaborative effort undertaken by the entire primary care office. In addition, the toolkit provides resources for educating and engaging the public in suicide prevention, thereby calling to action not just health care providers, but the communities they serve.

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