Suicide: Taking Care of Yourself After an Attempt


Suicide: Taking Care of Yourself After an Attempt


This brochure offers information to help patients recovering from a suicide attempt move ahead after their treatment in the emergency department and provides resources for more information about suicide and mental illness.

This brochure addresses the following topics:

  • After the emergency department
  • Next steps: moving ahead and coping with future thoughts of suicide
    • Create a safety plan
    • Build a support system
    • Learn to live again
    • Everyone’s recovery is different
  • Resources


National Alliance on Mental Illness

Funding Sources:

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


Release Date: 2006
Original Summary: January 2006
Last Updated: 05/15/13

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