Respond to Crisis

​Respond effectively to individuals in crisis

  • A full continuum of care includes not only hotlines and helplines but also mobile crisis teams, walk-in crisis clinics, hospital-based psychiatric emergency services, and peer-support programs.
  • Crisis services directly address suicide risk by providing evaluation, stabilization, and referrals to ongoing care.

Provider actions

  • Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and the suicide rate is 1.5x greater for Veterans than non-Veterans.
  • As a community provider, you may face challenges when treating a Veteran at risk of suicide.
  • Provide the right interventions at the right time.

Actions in practice

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