Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Rural Primary Care


Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Rural Primary Care


This toolkit helps rural primary care providers apply suicide prevention practices and establish themselves as a member of a team that is fully equipped to reduce suicide risk among their patients. The information and tools provided help physicians with a variety of topics such as patient self-management of their own suicide risk and partnership development with mental health providers.

The toolkit contains the following sections:

  • Getting started
  • Educating clinicians and office staff
  • Developing mental health partnerships
  • Patient management tools
  • Patient education tools
  • Resources


Suicide Prevention Resource Center; Western Interstate Commission of Higher Education

Funding Sources:

Department of Health and Human Services; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (U.S.); Suicide Prevention Resource Center


Release Date: 2009
Original Summary: December 2009
Last Updated: 12/23/09

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