Safety planning guide: A quick guide for clinicians


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Brown G., Stanley B., Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)

This quick guide for clinicians may be used to develop a safety plan – a prioritized written list of coping strategies and sources of support to be used by patients who have been assessed to be at high risk for suicide.

The authors strongly recommend that the guide be used after reviewing the Safety plan treatment manual to reduce suicide risk. You can learn more about safety planning through the authors’ Safety Planning website