Integrated Crisis and Follow-up Care

The strongest predictor of a future suicide attempt is a previous suicide attempt.

Providing high quality, coordinated care following a suicide attempt has the potential to reduce suicide attempts by 19.8%. This is called aftercare.

Crisis care is the care provided to a person in an Emergency Department following a suicide attempt. The Black Dog Institute has surveyed over 90 people, including people who have sought help from an Emergency Department in a crisis and staff working in those services, to establish some best practice guidelines.

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Strategy Summary – Emergency and Follow-up Care

This brochure provides community members with a summary of the evidence, what is happening and how you can get involved.

Improving Emergency and Follow-up Care

This brochure provides community members evidence supporting the recommended interventions in LifeSpan.

Guidelines for Integrated Suicide-Related Crisis and Follow-up Care in Emergency Departments and other Acute Settings