Suicide Prevention Toolkits

Posted 11/10/2021 (updated 4/3/2024)

The WICHE Behavioral Health Program, in partnership with staff at the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC), developed the Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Primary Care Practices to provide the necessary tools and information needed to primary care practices and clinics to identify and address the critical needs of suicidal patients. This revised edition is fully aligned with Zero Suicide, the nationally recognized, evidence-based suicide prevention framework. The toolkit brings best practices in suicide prevention to providers in their own communities and offers them tools for improving their detection and intervention skills with suicidal patients.

The toolkit also includes a system and templates for developing an office protocol to address suicide ideation in patients, making suicide prevention a collaborative effort undertaken by the entire primary care office. In addition, the toolkit provides resources for educating and engaging the patients and their families about suicide.