The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has provided several helpful documents for persons interested or involved with suicide.
SAMHSA has published an update to this guide that offers information about what to expect in the emergency room, and how to take care of yourself and your family member following a suicide attempt. This guide is also available in Spanish language.
SAMHSA has published an update to this guide that offers strategies for taking care of yourself after treatment in the emergency department for a suicide attempt. The guide also offers ways to connect with other suicide attempt survivors. This guide is also available in Spanish language.
SAMHSA has published an update to this brochure that offers emergency department providers tips for enhancing treatment for people who have attempted suicide. It also offers information about communicating with families, HIPAA, patient discharge, and resources for medical professionals, patients, and their families.