Strategies for Case Managers
If at any time the patient is thought to be at risk for suicide they should be directly asked if they have a plan. If there is any doubt about their safety they should be admitted. If safety is not an issue, help them to develop good support systems or refer them to a support group, counselor, therapist or psychiatrist as appropriate. Items such as weapons or large amounts of medications should be removed from the patients access. Frequent follow up assessments should be completed to evaluate the effectiveness of the interventions.