Suicide Poster and Guide
“Is Your Patient Suicidal?” By asking the right questions and making appropriate referrals, you can save lives. ENA and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center have developed a poster, designed for staff areas in the emergency department, and an accompanying resource guide to help you do just that. The poster and guide provide busy practitioners with signs of acute suicide risk, questions to ask and how to ask them, and guidance on evaluation and rapid triage for patients who may be at low, moderate or high risk. Evidence shows that ten percent of all ED patients are thinking of suicide, but most don’t tell you.
The full color poster and guide were created with the participation of ENA, the American Association of Suicidology, American Association for Emergency Psychiatry, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.