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COVID Guidance: Screening for Suicide Risk during Telehealth Visits

Subjects: Clinical, Education, Introductory Type: Tools, Implementation Guides, Websites, Organizations Tags: Adverse Childhood Experiences, Mental Health, Covid 19, Screening, Support, Suicide Prevention, Telehealth, Prevention, Depression, Workflow, Trauma Informed Care, Stress, Training, Stigma, Ptsd, Anxiety, Tip Sheet

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted a rapid shift from traditional face-to-face health care encounters to various forms of virtual care, including telephone encounters, video encounters, asynchronous or “chat” meetings, and mHealth or eHealth tools

This brief serves as an addendum to the Action Alliance's 2018 Recommended Standard Care for People with Suicide Risk: Making Health Care Suicide Safe. This addendum suggestes suicide screening, with indicated care as needed, for all individuals receiving care for behavioral health conditions as a core responsibility for health care organizations.