Suicide Prevention for First Responders Resources

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Suicide Prevention for First Responders Resources

Important: Tools/Cards/Scales Are Not Designed to Be Used without Training & Medical Director and/or Mental Health Professional Oversite

General Information on Suicide/Prevention:

National Institute of Health (NIH) Suicide in America FAQs:
https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/suicide-faq/suicideinamericafaq-508_149986.pdf

Mental Health Government Site for Identifying Suicidal Behavior:
https://www.mentalhealth.gov/what-to-look-for/suicidal-behavior

# Information on a Scale (C-SSRS) developed by Columbia University to ID Someone at Risk:
http://cssrs.columbia.edu/the-columbia-scale-c-ssrs/about-the-scale/

# Training Opportunities for Using the C-SSRS (see above):
http://cssrs.columbia.edu/training/training-options/

# Home Page for the C-SSRS with Links for Group-Specific Scales:
http://cssrs.columbia.edu/

# C-SSRS Scale for Use with Families, Friends & Neighbors
http://cssrs.columbia.edu/the-columbia-scale-c-ssrs/cssrs-for-families-friends-and-neighbors/

^Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) Home Page:
http://www.sprc.org/

^ SPRC Suicide Prevention in Workplace Settings (General):
https://www.sprc.org/settings/workplaces

^ SPRC Suicide Prevention in Co-Workers:
http://www.sprc.org/sites/default/files/resource-program/V11_Co-worker_May2018.pdf

* Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Self Care Page:
https://newsletter.samhsa.gov/2017/05/03/self-care-for-providers/

* SAMHSA SAFE-T Suicide Assessment 5 Step Evaluation & Triage Guide & Other Downloadables:
https://store.samhsa.gov/product/Suicide-Assessment-Five-Step-Evaluation-and-Triage-SAFE-T-

* SAMHSA Suicide Prevention Page:
https://www.samhsa.gov/suicide-prevention

* SAMSHA Suicide Prevention Tool (Apps for Apple & Google Play):
https://store.samhsa.gov/apps/suicidesafe/index.html

Patient Health Screen for Depression/Risk of Suicide (PHQ-9):
http://www.phqscreeners.com/sites/g/files/g10016261/f/201412/PHQ-9_English.pdf

White Paper on Number of Suicide Deaths in Police& Fire:
http://rudermanfoundation.org/white_papers/police-officers-and-firefighters-are-more-likely-to-die-by-suicide-than-in-line-of-duty/

First Responder-Specific Info on Suicide/Prevention:

^ Suicide Prevention Resource Center Links to First Responder Information:
http://www.sprc.org/settings/first-responders

# Suicide Prevention Tool from Columbia University for First Responders (General):
http://cssrs.columbia.edu/the-columbia-scale-c-ssrs/first-responders/

# Suicide Prevention Tool from Columbia University for Spouses:
http://cssrs.columbia.edu/wp-content/uploads/Community-Card-spouse.pdf

*# SAFE-T Protocol with SSRS Embedded in It:
http://cssrs.columbia.edu/wp-content/uploads/SAFE-T-Protocol-w-C-SSRS-embedded-recent.docx

Law Enforcement-Specific Information:

^ Suicide Prevention Resource Center with Law Enforcement-Specific Resources & Links:
http://www.sprc.org/settings/law-enforcement

# C-SSRS Scale for Use with Law Enforcement:
http://cssrs.columbia.edu/wp-content/uploads/Community-Card-Police_2018Update.pdf

# C-SSRS Scale for Use with Law Enforcement with Triage for Care Recommendations:
http://cssrs.columbia.edu/wp-content/uploads/C-SSRS-Screener-with-Triage-Points-for-Law-Enforcement-2018.docx

EMS-Specific Information:

^ Suicide Prevention Resource Center with EMS-Specific Resources & Links:
http://www.sprc.org/resources-programs/role-emergency-medical-services-providers-preventing-suicide-sprc-customized

# C-SSRS Scale for Use with EMS:
http://cssrs.columbia.edu/wp-content/uploads/Community-Card-EMT_2018Update.pdf

Firefighter-Specific Information:

# C-SSRS Scale for Use with Firefighters:
http://cssrs.columbia.edu/wp-content/uploads/Community-Card-Firefighter_2018Update.pdf

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation:
http://www.everyonegoeshome.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/01/SuicideGuide_Clinicians.pdf

International Association of Firefighters Behavioral Health (requires a login to download materials):
http://client.prod.iaff.org/#page=behavioralhealth

Military-Specific Information (As an Alternative/Adjunct):

# C-SSRS Scales for Use with Military (this is a Zip File that contains different branches):
http://cssrs.columbia.edu/wp-content/uploads/Military-Ace-Cards.zip

Legend:
# = Part of Suicide Prevention (C-SSRS) Program from Columbia University
^ = Part of Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) Program
* = Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Suicide Prevention Program
 
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